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Grizzlies F Johnson arrested for domestic assault

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Memphis Grizzlies forward James Johnson was arrested Saturday morning for domestic assault causing bodily harm, according to Memphis TV station Fox 13.

Johnson had a domestic dispute with his wife at the couple’s home about 2 a.m. Johnson’s wife called police saying that he “hit her in the face and choked her,” according to the Shelby County sheriff’s office.

She also told police that Johnson punched a hole in their bathroom door where she was holding their child. Officers said the victim gave the couple’s baby to her mother. Johnson then pushed his wife’s mother and took the baby before fleeing the scene. He later returned and was taken to jail.

According to police, the couple had been drinking alcohol at home Friday night. Johnson’s wife refused medical treatment and did not have any visible injuries on her face or neck.

Johnson is due in court on Monday morning.

“We are currently gathering information regarding this morning’s report involving James Johnson,” the Grizzlies said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”

Johnson averaged 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 18 minutes per game for the Grizzlies this past season. He will be an unrestricted free agent in July.

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