Marques Johnson, forward for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was arrested Saturday and booked on suspicion of beating his wife, police said.
Joycelyn Johnson, 31, told officers at the West Los Angeles Police Station that Johnson struck her several times. There were minor injuries visible on Joycelyn Johnson, according to Police Lt. Fred Nixon and officers who went to the couple's Bel-Air residence and arrested her husband. He was later released on $5,000 bail.
Johnson, the former UCLA star and Milwaukee Bucks player, ruptured a disk in his neck in November, 1986, and has not played since.