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WNBA suspends Courtney Williams, Crystal Bradford

2021-11-24 03:48:31 GMT+00:00 – WNBA gamers Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford will every need to serve out a brief suspension firstly of subsequent season following their involvement in a struggle this previous spring outdoors of an Atlanta nightclub.

The former Atlanta Dream gamers, now free brokers, had been concerned in a May altercation with different membership patrons that was damaged up by in-house safety personnel.

Marcus Crenshaw, the agent of each gamers, informed Girls Talk Sports TV final month {that a} group exchanged phrases with the gamers and had been ready outdoors of the membership for the gamers to depart.

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On Tuesday, Williams was given a two-game suspension, whereas Bradford was suspended for one sport. Those suspensions additionally embody self-discipline for associated well being and security protocol violations.

The Dream elected to not re-sign both participant. Williams led Atlanta in factors (16.5), rebounds (6.8) and assists (4.0). Bradford was the staff’s fifth main scorer at 8.8 factors per sport and in addition averaged 3.8 rebounds with 1.5 assists.

Williams posted a 39-minute video of the incident to YouTube final month earlier than taking it down shortly thereafter. The video confirmed her and Bradford, together with different membership patrons, throwing punches. She later apologized on Twitter.

“I would never want to represent myself or the organization in a negative way,” Williams stated in her Oct. 4 apology Twitter put up. “I’m learning everyday so I ask for grace as I’m growing. Again I apologize to all attached, and I will be better moving forward.”

Both gamers must serve their suspensions beginning with he first sport they’re eligible subsequent season with no matter staff(s) they find yourself becoming a member of.

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Sep 29, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Williams (10, in blue) dribbles past Washington Mystics center Emma Meesseman (33) during the second half in game one of the 2019 WNBA Finals at The Entertainment and Sports Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

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