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.