Bond set for ex-Vols, WNBA star Holdsclaw

ATLANTA — A judge in Atlanta on Friday set bond at $100,000
for ex-WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw, who was
in jail on assault and weapons charges.

She is accused of firing a shot into a
car belonging to 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy, who plays for the Tulsa
Shock. Police say the 35-year-old Holdsclaw also used a bat to smash the
car’s windows. Holdsclaw was in custody at the Fulton County Jail.

No one was injured in the assault. Lacy
told police that Holdsclaw was an ex-girlfriend and they were Atlanta
Dream teammates in 2009. Holdsclaw was ordered to wear a monitoring
device and have no contact with Lacy.

She was ordered back to a Fulton County
court Nov. 30 to face charges of aggravated assault and possession of a
firearm during the commission of a felony. A message to her attorney was
not immediately returned.

Lacy earlier had issued a statement through the Shock.

“I want to thank my family, friends,
fans and Shock family for their concern during this difficult time,”
Lacy said. “I have never felt more love from my fans in supporting me.”

Holdsclaw led Tennessee to three
consecutive national championships from 1996-98 before beginning a pro
career that included six WNBA All-Star selections. She also played on
the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in the 2000 Games. She had
3,025 career points at Tennessee and remains the Southeastern
Conference’s career scoring leader.

In September, Holdsclaw returned to her
alma mater to discuss her fight with clinical depression, which
included a suicide attempt during her pro career.

Holdsclaw recounted how she attempted
suicide in 2006 as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks by overdosing on
the medication she was taking for clinical depression. She also wouldn’t
leave her Washington home for a few days in 2004, two years after the
death of the grandmother who raised her.

She discussed these situations in a
book, “Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot,” that came
out earlier this year.