• Former WNBA player accused of smashing ex's car

    By: Ryan Young


    ATLANTA - Former WNBA player and Olympic gold medal winner Chamique Holdsclaw turned herself into police Thursday after they say she attacked her girlfriend's car with a bat before pulling out a gun and opening fire.

    Holdsclaw, a former member of the Atlanta Dream, was granted $100,000 bond in court Friday and has been banned from any contact with the alleged victim. She will also be required to wear an ankle monitor. Holdsclaw’s lawyer said she is very upset with herself.

    Holdsclaw remained in jail until late Friday night. As she left the jail, she covered her head with a sweater trying to disquise herself.

    Pictures of the Range Rover show a cracked driver side window and a bullet in one of the seats. That Range Rover belongs to WNBA basketball player Jennifer Lacy.

    According to police reports, Lacy said Holdsclaw followed her and when she pulled over things took a turn for the worse.

    "Well, after she used the baseball bat, the victim stated that she then pulled the firearm out and pointed the gun inside the car and fired a round," Lt. Jeff Cantin of the Atlanta Police Department said.

    Police believe Holdscaw may have poured gasoline into the car and was trying to shoot into the car to start a bigger fire.

    Channel 2's Ryan Young went to Holdsclaw's house to try to get a comment about the incident, but she didn’t answer the door or her phone.

    "From what we got from the victim and from witnesses on the scene and everything else, we're going to go ahead and probably have to make an arrest in the case," Cantin said.

    Young looked at Holdsclaw’s public Twitter page and she posted a tweet Tuesday saying, "Everything is a lesson learned. We all make decisions good and bad. As long as we grow from them that's all that matters.”

    Holdsclaw is one of the most celebrated women basketball players in the country. She has won three college championships and a gold medal in the Olympics, and now travels the country speaking to students about mental health issues.

    Holdsclaw played 12 seasons in the WNBA, including one year with the Atlanta Dream, in 2009. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA and played for the Dream in 2008.

    Holdsclaw was the No. 1 selection in the 1999 draft after a four-year career at Tennessee, where she led the Lady Vols to three consecutive national championships. She last played for the San Antonio Silver Stars, in 2010.


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