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James Johnson Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More on Grizzlies PF

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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJune 7, 2014

Memphis Grizzlies power forward James Johnson was arrested on Saturday morning following an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, according to Fox 13 Memphis' Peter Fleischer on Twitter:

Fleisher details the situation described in the police report:

Fleisher adds that alcohol may have been a factor in the alleged incident that led to Johnson's arrest:

According to MyFoxMemphis.com, the 6'9", 245-pound Johnson and his wife got into an altercation early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. local time. That's when Johnson allegedly struck her in the face and choked her, according to what she told police.

She also alleges that Johnson punched a hole in the bathroom door while she was in there with their child. Johnson has been charged with domestic assault-bodily harm and is scheduled to be in court on Monday, per MyFoxMemphis.com.

A former first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bulls in 2009, Johnson has played for four different NBA teams over the past five seasons, starting 91 regular-season games for his career.

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The 27-year-old was starring for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA's Development League last fall before being signed by Memphis. He would appear in 52 regular-season games for the Grizzlies in 2013-14, averaging 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game off the bench.

Johnson would appear briefly for Memphis in the 2014 NBA playoffs, making a minimal impact in three games against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

 

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