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Grizzlies’ forward James Johnson arrested for domestic assault

Jun 7, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT


Memphis Grizzlies forward James Johnson was arrested for domestic assault-bodily harm, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. His bond was set at $1,000 and court date for Monday morning

My Fox Memphis has more details about the incident between Johnson and his wife:

Investigators say the couple got into some type of altercation as they were leaving Beale Street around 2 am. The 27 year old’s wife called police after she says Johnson hit her in the face with his open hand and choked her.

She 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.

The Grizzlies released a statement (via James Herbert of Eye on Basketball):

We are currently gathering information regarding this morning’s report involving James Johnson. We have no further comment at this time.

Johnson, who averaged 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 blocks in 18.4 minutes per game, will be a free agent this offseason.

  1. lakerade - Jun 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    And thus Love remains one of the top stories heading into the offseason.

    • chiadam - Jun 7, 2014 at 9:42 PM


      • chicagosports2014 - Jun 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM

        Guys gotta start calling police on females too. So what if it don’t really hurt wen she strike you, JUS CALL CAUSE ITS NOT RIGHT HOW THEY JUDGE US GUYS

    • ranfan12 - Jun 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

      I’ve been confused about this all day.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      He *will be the free-est agent this offseason.*

  2. saint1997 - Jun 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    This is a real shame if the allegations are correct – Johnson had a solid season playing good all round ball and would’ve made a nice deal this summer. Now? Much less likely

  3. muathjam21 - Jun 7, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    I have no problem with tattoos (I have some myself), but WTF is up with this fad of putting tatts on the neck, head, and face? Looks disgusting, to be honest.

    • duhwighthoward - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:48 PM

      They’re not going to help when the jury deliberates.

      • jimeejohnson - Jun 8, 2014 at 4:17 AM

        Unless the jurors are into that kind of thing. Hey: you never know.

      • spursareold - Jun 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

        He can wear a turtleneck to court.

  4. campcouch - Jun 7, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    live alone dudes. let your girl visit but after 10pm she’s gotta go lol

    • jimeejohnson - Jun 8, 2014 at 4:18 AM

      This comment approved by Buddhist Monks.

  5. seanb20124 - Jun 7, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    $1000 bond? Not much of an assault. Still a loser

  6. buckshowalter - Jun 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Wow. Isn’t he a black belt in kickboxing as well? This is completely unacceptable regardless. Drop the hammer Commissioner Silver.

  7. nicofthenorthstar - Jun 7, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Sweet tats, bro.

  8. nicofthenorthstar - Jun 7, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Obviously Sterling is an immeasurably more awful human than Neck-Tat here.

  9. huskersrock1 - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    2.5 million and a lifetime ban. Anything less and the NBA doesn’t take violence against women seriously.

    • Nadeem - Jun 8, 2014 at 2:42 AM

      Dude, there are African Americans in the NBA, and there are no women in the sport. The commish will possibly post his bail bond.

      • huskersrock1 - Jun 8, 2014 at 10:23 AM


      • sportsfan18 - Jun 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM

        Jeannie Buss disagrees with you… she IS in the sport…

        In the sport is DIFFERENT than playing the sport…

        darn words and their meanings and all…

  10. psly2124 - Jun 8, 2014 at 1:17 AM

    Sweet neck tattoo. TNB

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