Fulton DA Paul Howard said she was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay a fine of $3,000. Holdsclaw pleaded guilty in March and entered her plea in court on Friday.
Holdsclaw was arrested in November after she allegedly smashed WNBA star Jennifer Lacy’s vehicle’s window with a baseball bat and pulled a gun on her and shot into her vehicle. No one was injured. Holdsclaw later turned herself in where she was placed in the Fulton County jail.
“According to the terms of the plea agreement, Holdsclaw must avoid violent contact with the victim, complete anger management treatment, and perform 120 hours of community service speaking with youth about depression, overcoming adversity and the consequences of one’s actions. She must also relinquish all firearms,” Howard said in a statement to the AJC.
Holdsclaw, 35, of Smryna, led the University of Tennessee Lady Vols team to several championships from 1995 to 1999 under star coach Pat Summitt. She was the No. 1 draft pick in the WNBA in 1999 by the Washington Mystics. She also played for the USA women’s Olympic team in 2000, which brought home the gold medal from Sydney.
In her autobiography, “Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot,” released in 2012, Holdsclaw said she suffered from depression and attempted suicide.
Her WNBA career started getting rocking in 2004 after some injuries and she began not showing up for games. Although she announced her retirement in 2007, she came back to play for one year for the Atlanta Dream in 2009.
Holdsclaw has been involved in the production of an Atlanta-based lesbian reality TV show titled “The Other Women of America.”
Jennifer Lacy currently plays for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock. She was a star player for the Atlanta Dream in 2008 and 2009.
Photo: Chamique Holdsclaw’s mug shot. (via Fulton County Sheriff’s Department)