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.
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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