Former Lady Vol Chamique Holdsclaw pleads guilty, gets probation

File-This May 15, 2009 file photo shows former Atlanta Dream forward Chamique Holdsclaw posing for a portrait after a basketball workout in Jonesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

File-This May 15, 2009 file photo shows former Atlanta Dream forward Chamique Holdsclaw posing for a portrait after a basketball workout in Jonesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA - Former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an argument and shooting in November.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says Holdsclaw, a former Tennessee Lady Vols star, pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and other charges. The 35-year-old was sentenced to three years' probation, ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service under the plea agreement.

Holdsclaw's attorney Ed Garland says his client "felt that to honestly accept what her actions were was best for everyone concerned."

Holdsclaw was arrested after the confrontation in Atlanta with Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, who told police she was Holdsclaw's ex-girlfriend. Authorities said Holdsclaw broke Lacy's car windows with a bat and then fired a shot into it. No one was injured.

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volinlm writes:

Very troubled young lady. Wish her the best.

Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor say....thats the Power of love,bump bump bump bump bump bump bump.... the power of love.
Bones never lie.

SummittsCourt writes:

She's still one of my favorite Lady Vols and I hope she can find peace and move forward.

utvolz#637682 writes:

What a troubled lady. Hopefully she can pull things together......

volndawgville writes:

in response to utvolz#637682:

What a troubled lady. Hopefully she can pull things together......

From the outside looking in, I would think she might be very fortunate to have received what appears to be a lenient sentence. Like the others, I hope she makes the best of it and can use this ugly chapter of her life, and turn it into something good.

vol98champ writes:

She was a big part of the glory years of the 90's. She wore #23 because of the 23rd psalm. She was a great player, but sometimes greatness is hard on the owner. I wish her peace and happiness.

SBWB2 writes:

Did't she have Mental Health and Depression issues further than this episode?

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to vol98champ:

She was a big part of the glory years of the 90's. She wore #23 because of the 23rd psalm. She was a great player, but sometimes greatness is hard on the owner. I wish her peace and happiness.

I'm sure Michael Jordan had an impact on her decision to wear #23 as well..

keepitreal4vols writes:

Getting the right companion (Man) in her life would help her. I don't think she has ever had a father figure (raised by her grandma?) or any type of man in her life. JMO, you don't have to stone me.

madrigal writes:

I hope Chamique will get the help and support she needs. She's had mental health issues for years, and when you read beyond the headlines it is no wonder they are not worse. When you meet her you soon realize that beneath her height and imposing physical strength she is a sweet, soft-spoken and almost shy person. I wish her the best.

keepitreal, with all due respect, that is bull puckey. We are what we are. And in case you didn't know it, one of her strongest influences was her coach at Christ the King HS who is male. He was a father figure to her. And Chamique's grandmother was a stronger person than most people you will ever meet, male or female. Her own father was a diagnosed schizophrenic and was abusive, that's why her grandmother raised her. There are some things you can't control.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to madrigal:

I hope Chamique will get the help and support she needs. She's had mental health issues for years, and when you read beyond the headlines it is no wonder they are not worse. When you meet her you soon realize that beneath her height and imposing physical strength she is a sweet, soft-spoken and almost shy person. I wish her the best.

keepitreal, with all due respect, that is bull puckey. We are what we are. And in case you didn't know it, one of her strongest influences was her coach at Christ the King HS who is male. He was a father figure to her. And Chamique's grandmother was a stronger person than most people you will ever meet, male or female. Her own father was a diagnosed schizophrenic and was abusive, that's why her grandmother raised her. There are some things you can't control.

Uhhh, she had mental issues for years?? Hello, are you a clinical psychologist that has access to her EMR? If so, you would know that was a clear HIPAA violation under the patient confidentiality law. Furthermore, no one just loses or disposes of mental illness, it must be treated daily through medications/therapy to maintain any kind of normal life.

exlineman writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Uhhh, she had mental issues for years?? Hello, are you a clinical psychologist that has access to her EMR? If so, you would know that was a clear HIPAA violation under the patient confidentiality law. Furthermore, no one just loses or disposes of mental illness, it must be treated daily through medications/therapy to maintain any kind of normal life.

Bivolar,good post as usual. You seem to always put things in proper perspective. I guess Brett must be asleep, late night at the bar. He will probably chime in with his 2cents very soon. Don't it seem odd that no trolls have posted, further indications that Brett is the troll daddy of all these trolls posted on here daily.

Take care Bivolar.

volistic writes:

in response to madrigal:

I hope Chamique will get the help and support she needs. She's had mental health issues for years, and when you read beyond the headlines it is no wonder they are not worse. When you meet her you soon realize that beneath her height and imposing physical strength she is a sweet, soft-spoken and almost shy person. I wish her the best.

keepitreal, with all due respect, that is bull puckey. We are what we are. And in case you didn't know it, one of her strongest influences was her coach at Christ the King HS who is male. He was a father figure to her. And Chamique's grandmother was a stronger person than most people you will ever meet, male or female. Her own father was a diagnosed schizophrenic and was abusive, that's why her grandmother raised her. There are some things you can't control.

Great comment. I hope she can get her life straightened out.

rickangstadt#239402 writes:

One of the greatest women's basketball players and a kind soul with a good heart. Too bad it was walked all over & then kicked to the sidewalk. i have seen younger athletes who attach themselves to a superstar and then leave them with nothing - no money, no dignity and no life. It is all a terrible shame.

SevenT writes:

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865fan writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Uhhh, she had mental issues for years?? Hello, are you a clinical psychologist that has access to her EMR? If so, you would know that was a clear HIPAA violation under the patient confidentiality law. Furthermore, no one just loses or disposes of mental illness, it must be treated daily through medications/therapy to maintain any kind of normal life.

You misquoted the post you replied to. The poster did not say, "She HAD mental health issues ...." The poster said, "SHE'S HAD mental health issues...." Big difference!
She had would be past tense as you suggested, as if they just went away. But the poster said "She's had" which means she has had them for years and continues to have them.
So the poster was not out of line. Also as far as knowledge of Chamique's mental problems and HIPAA laws...it is Chamique who has personally shared this info at events where she spoke and in her book. She is on medication and has been for years but as with many such patients there are ups and downs. Obviously this behavior that caused legal problems occurred on a less than perfect day.

madrigal writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Uhhh, she had mental issues for years?? Hello, are you a clinical psychologist that has access to her EMR? If so, you would know that was a clear HIPAA violation under the patient confidentiality law. Furthermore, no one just loses or disposes of mental illness, it must be treated daily through medications/therapy to maintain any kind of normal life.

Not a violation at all. Chamique has spoken openly about her struggles with clinical depression for a niumber of years now. Perhaps you just weren't listening. And you don't have to be patronizing about mental illness, I already knew that.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to madrigal:

Not a violation at all. Chamique has spoken openly about her struggles with clinical depression for a niumber of years now. Perhaps you just weren't listening. And you don't have to be patronizing about mental illness, I already knew that.

My point was that you act as if you are some kind of confidante to her/family..Give me a break, you're no more in the loop than anybody posting on here.

SummittsCourt writes:

in response to SBWB2:

Did't she have Mental Health and Depression issues further than this episode?

Yes, she has had several bouts with depression including during her years in the WNBA.

SummittsCourt writes:

If you read her book you would understand how this kind of situation can happen.

Vols4Ever writes:

in response to SevenT:

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88 - 58.

Please go away 4Ever.

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

Actually, 7 was pretty much on line with his post. Wonders never cease.

Vols4Ever writes:

in response to jhayes0926#638474:

Actually, 7 was pretty much on line with his post. Wonders never cease.

I dismissed reading his drivel long ago and to even to respond to him with a reminder of the beat down. Have seen him too much to restrain, so I did. Now your comment forced me to look to see if possibly there might be a nugget of anything in his ramblings.

Police have reticence about going to a call in a "gender diverse household"? What revelation and insight he has given all. Gender diverse household indicates male and female, which is where almost all cases of domestic violence. He is so astute. NOT.

madrigal writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

My point was that you act as if you are some kind of confidante to her/family..Give me a break, you're no more in the loop than anybody posting on here.

And you would know that exactly how?

tarter_sauce writes:

in response to exlineman:

Bivolar,good post as usual. You seem to always put things in proper perspective. I guess Brett must be asleep, late night at the bar. He will probably chime in with his 2cents very soon. Don't it seem odd that no trolls have posted, further indications that Brett is the troll daddy of all these trolls posted on here daily.

Take care Bivolar.

maybe someone will introduce Holdsclaw to Brett's beach blonde bimbo . Maybe if they hit it off Chamique will pump a few rounds into Bretts Yugo ,kinda as a bonus .

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to madrigal:

And you would know that exactly how?

Call it 30 years of experience classifying people and listening for clues that reflect deception.

madrigal writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Call it 30 years of experience classifying people and listening for clues that reflect deception.

Go ahead and give yourself "special powers!" You know nothing about what or who anyone knows. Although I have not posted anything that isn't common knowledge to people who really read and pay attention, there is no way you can "know" that I do not have a personal acquaintance with anyone. You sir, are a very large bluffer.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to madrigal:

Go ahead and give yourself "special powers!" You know nothing about what or who anyone knows. Although I have not posted anything that isn't common knowledge to people who really read and pay attention, there is no way you can "know" that I do not have a personal acquaintance with anyone. You sir, are a very large bluffer.

Prove me wrong..Crickets chirping.

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Call it 30 years of experience classifying people and listening for clues that reflect deception.

BIVOLAR_BEARE figured out long ago Witch Doctor a magic herb smoking Witch Doctor! Witch Doctor post something silly a B_B told Witch Doctor to go smoke another one! Witch Doctor did! Bivolar_Beare never lie!(lol)
Bones never lie.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

BIVOLAR_BEARE figured out long ago Witch Doctor a magic herb smoking Witch Doctor! Witch Doctor post something silly a B_B told Witch Doctor to go smoke another one! Witch Doctor did! Bivolar_Beare never lie!(lol)
Bones never lie.

To heck with my degree and 30yrs of experience..I should have used my endorsement from a real professional like you, WD..What was i thinking? LMAO!

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

To heck with my degree and 30yrs of experience..I should have used my endorsement from a real professional like you, WD..What was i thinking? LMAO!

Witch Doctor approve! lol
Bones never lie.

chattabluetick writes:

If any regular old Joe out there with zero criminal record had done this, they'd be doing 5-10 in the pen

snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Since we have so many attorneys posting on this story, does anyone know if her community service has to be performed in Atlanta or could it be in Knoxville?

vol4life1983 writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

Getting the right companion (Man) in her life would help her. I don't think she has ever had a father figure (raised by her grandma?) or any type of man in her life. JMO, you don't have to stone me.

If she wanted a man as her companion then she would've by now! And not having a father figure is all hype because I didn't have one and I am just fine. Some of y'all can say some of the dumbest things. Many people do crazy things over broken hearts, including some of these posters and it don't have anything to do with depression. It's called LIFE so if you are really concerned then say a prayer for her and let it go.

madrigal writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Prove me wrong..Crickets chirping.

I don't need to. You prove it yourself every time you post. Have a nice day under your bridge.

utvolfan writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Call it 30 years of experience classifying people and listening for clues that reflect deception.

Is that like profiling? Or do you have credentials as a mental health professional?

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