COPY-USA Basketball suspends Griner for start of training camp

Posted at 3:03 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 16:03:02-04

AP Basketball Writer

USA Basketball has suspended Brittney Griner for the start of its European training camp that begins this week.

The penalty stems from Griner's domestic violence arrest in April. The 6-foot-8 Phoenix Mercury star was banned by the WNBA for the first seven games of the season, which amounts to the same percentage that she'll miss of the USA training camp.

Griner is just about finished with her 26 weeks of court-ordered counseling. Once completed, all charges will be dismissed.

The Americans, who have already qualified for next year's Olympics in Rio, will be playing games in Spain and the Czech Republic.

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