Jennifer Lacy (L) and Chamique Holdsclaw
*Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw pleaded guilty to assaulting her ex-girlfriend on Friday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The Olympic gold medalist was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage in the first degree, two counts of criminal damage in the second degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Holdsclaw was arrested in November after smashing the windows of a Range Rover belonging to her ex-girlfriend, fellow WNBA player Jennifer Lacy. Holdsclaw reportedly smashed the driver’s side window, rear passenger’s window and the rear window before firing one shot into the vehicle.
No one was injured and Holdsclaw surrendered. She spent two days in jail before being released on a $100,000 bond. She had previously pleaded guilty in March, but entered her plea Friday as part of a plea deal.
Holdsclaw won’t serve any time in jail, but she was sentenced to three years’ probation and a $3,000 fine.
Holdsclaw played twelve seasons in the WNBA. In 2009, she and Lacy were teammates together on the Atlanta Dream.
(L-R) Chamique Holdsclaw #1 and Jennifer Lacy #21 of the Atlanta Dream pose during Media Day at Suwanee Sports Academy on May 18, 2009 in Suwanee, Georgia.
*Former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is being indicted for charges stemming from a Nov. 2012 shooting in Atlanta.
The basketball player is being charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
She was arrested following an argument with basketball peer and ex-girlfriend, Tulsa Shock’s Jennifer Lacy.
Allegedly Holdsclaw smashed Lacy’s car window and then shot at it. No one was hurt.
Her attorney says the two actually maintain a civil friendship now, so he believes there will be a favorable resolution at the end of the process.
“Sometimes charges get made that exceed the scope of the actual events,” Attny. Edward Garland said, adding that he and his client plan to resolve the case without it going to trial.
Holdsclaw is out on $100,000 bond.
Jennifer Lacy & Chamique Holdsclaw
*If you read our report about former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw going beserk on the car of ex-girlfriend and current WNBA player Jennifer Lacy, you probably figured it had something to do with their break up.
Well, you’re right, according to TMZ.
We’re told … Jennifer and Chamique dated for roughly 4 years … and broke up sometime last year. Jennifer is NOT dating anyone else.
Our sources say Jennifer is the one who decided to end the relationship … and apparently, the split didn’t sit well with Holdsclaw.
After the attack, we’re told Chamique desperately tried to contact Jennifer, but Lacy — still afraid for her life — did not respond.
Holdsclaw was arrested last night — after turning herself in to Atlanta police.
We’re told Jennifer is upset and embarrassed by the situation — but as one source puts it, “She really hopes that Chamique gets the help she needs.”
Check out these snaps of the damage:
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