We’ve squeezed a lot of Pure Foolishness out of (Brittany) “Griner & Glory”. This has always been one of those totally unnecessary news (??) stories that belongs to what I call Cliff Clavin Vegetable News. That legendary Cheers postman was fascinated by reports of farmers finding vegetables that “looked like” American Presidents…. or a Marx Brother. A Zucchini that looks like Zeppo ??
If News was still relegated to 30-minutes / night local and another 30-minute of Huntley/Brinkley, such stories as “Griner & Glory” would never see the spotlight; but ‘dem days are long gone. Now we have a bazillion news outlets with 24 hours to fill with “something” – “Griner & Glory” IS something. …. as “something” as “Khloe Kardashian dating” stories? Dunno.
Folks, I AM ACUTELY AWARE THAT “America” is circling the drain as a society. The Great Experiment lasted 250 years or so which hardly ranks with the Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Greeks, or even The Ming Dynasty; but it has been, to quote Texas Ranger Gus McRae – “…. a helluva party, Woodrow.”
I’ll leave it to AgentPierce and Bre’r Kennel to argue over the specifics of our national demise. I doubt it began with The Creation of The WNBA, but I could be wrong. I blame our national demise on the combo of “the designated hitter rule” and “freshmen eligibility”. “Long basketball shorts” always gets a few votes too.
Silly me… I thought “Glory’s” tearful public admission last month that “I don’t think I’m a lesbian any more” was probably the last drop of high octane goofy we were gonna get outta this. Ohhhhh No! There’s a few more drops:
Report: Johnson demanding $20K in spousal support from Griner
ESPN reported on Tuesday that Johnson filed papers June 29 in Maricopa County (Ariz.) court asking for $20,000 per month in spousal support, plus a $10,000 advancement toward attorney fees, from Griner. It is the latest development in the bizarre relationship between the WNBA stars.
The couple was married on May 8, little more than two weeks after both players were arrested following an April 22 domestic-violence incident in their Arizona home. On June 4, Johnson announced she would miss the upcoming season for the Tulsa Shock because she is pregnant with twins.
The following day, Griner filed a petition to have the marriage annulled.
In that time, a series of claims have been made by both sides, including Griner’s assertion in the initial petition that she was “pressured into marriage under duress by Johnson’s threatening statements.” Griner also claimed in the petition she was unaware of the in vitro procedure Jonson underwent to get pregnant — a claim Johnson denies.
Griner, according to the ESPN report, has asserted that due to the brief period of marriage, neither side would be in need of or entitled to spousal support, though she, too, requested her attorney fees be paid by Johnson.
In her June 29 filing, ESPN reported that Johnson claimed her finances are nearly expired due to wedding expenses, moving / furniture costs, and the IVF procedures. She also claims, according to the report, that because of her reduced salary from being unable to play due to the pregnancy, combined with an inability to earn a supplemental income in another profession because hers is a “high-risk multiple pregnancy,” she is entitled to the spousal support, as well as the continued car payments made by Griner for the Mercedes she bought Johnson as a gift.
The WNBA suspended both players seven games following the domestic assault incident. Griner, who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, has served hers while Johnson will serve hers upon her return to action following her children’s birth. Griner agreed to counseling to avoid charges; Johnson’s case is still working its way through the courts.