James Johnson, PF free agent for the Memphis Grizzlies, has been arrested for a domestic assault after an altercation with his wife in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 7th.
James Johnson was arrested for domestic assault. His wife told police that he struck her open handed and choked her. pic.twitter.com/pDN57Ns0Of— Peter Fleischer (@Peter_Fleischer) June 7, 2014
If the description there isn't alarming enough, MyFoxMemphis.com has an extended report that details some of the other occurrences:
She (Johnson's wife) also told officers the NBA player punched a hole in their bathroom door, which is where she was waiting while holding their child. Officers say the victim gave the baby to her mother and Johnson then pushed that woman and took the baby before running away from the scene. Johnson eventually returned and was taken to jail.
There's usually a lot of sides to these kinds of stories, so I imagine the gravity of the situation will become clearer in the next few days. It sounds like JJ lost his mind for a bit after having too much to drink, perhaps from something initiated by his wife or by himself.
As far as the Memphis Grizzlies are concerned, they're waiting around with the rest of us to see what exactly happened.
Statement from the Memphis Grizzlies. pic.twitter.com/tr31avuapn— Phillip Dean (@PhillipDean1) June 7, 2014