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Former Mystic Chamique Holdsclaw In Custody For Assault

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    Former Washington Mystics star Chamique Holdsclaw has been charged with aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct after a dispute with an ex-girlfriend, according to the Associated Press.

    Holdsclaw has been accused of firing a gun into the car of Jennifer Lacy, currently of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock, and using a baseball bat to break the windows. The two were teammates with the Atlanta Dream in 2009. No one was injured.

    The 35-year-old Holdsclaw has fought a well-documented battle with depression, having attempted suicide in 2006. She recently released a book, "Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot," which chronicled her struggles.

    Holdsclaw was the No. 1 overall pick of the Mystics in the 1999 WNBA Draft. In six seasons in Washington, she averaged over 18 points per game as the team's first marquee player. 


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