Posted on | November 15, 2012 | 21 Comments
Chamique Holdsclaw is 6-foot-2, 172 pounds. She was a three-time NCAA champion at the University of Tennessee and, during her 11 seasons of pro basketball, averaged nearly 17 points per game. And she is now wanted on an aggravated assault charge:
An arrest warrant was issued for former basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw on Thursday after a dispute with a woman allegedly turned violent, Atlanta police said.
Holdsclaw, 35, of Smyrna, was not in custody Thursday afternoon, according to jail records. The warrant is for aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct, police said. . . .
[Jennifer] Lacy, who is also a professional basketball player, said she drove to a friend’s house on Hemphill Avenue, at which time Holdsclaw got out of her car with a baseball bat and began smashing the windows in Lacy’s Range Rover, the report said.
After breaking the driver’s side window, a rear passenger’s window and the rear window, Holdsclaw produced a handgun, fired inside the SUV and fled the scene, the report said.
Holdsclaw’s Twitter profile describes her as a “mental health advocate,” and I suppose bashing in your ex-girlfriend’s car windows — with a few pistol shots thrown in for good measure — might be considered therapeutic in some sense. NTTAWWT.
I point this out because Amanda Marcotte says right-wingers have “a deep fear and loathing of female sexuality.” Yeah, if by “fear and loathing” you mean nightmares about a crazy 6-foot-2 lesbian chasing after me with a baseball bat and a pistol, I plead guilty.
UPDATE: Holdsclaw has turned herself into police and is being held in Fulton County Jail. So we’re safe. At least until she makes bail.
UPDATE II: Oh, my — this probably isn’t great publicity for the lesbian reality TV show Chamique Holdsclaw was co-producing:
Looking to capitalize on the reality TV craze while busting myths about lesbians, producers of “The Real Women of America” have cast a trailer with a diverse set of local women as its would-be stars.
With lofty goals to produce a “Real Housewives”-type franchise and expand into cities including New York, San Francisco, Miami and Dallas, among others, producers A.L. King, Tina Crittenden, India Alston and Chamique Holdsclaw are starting right here at home with a diverse group of locals.
Yeah, “busting myths about lesbians.” Also, busting out car windows.