Thursday July 24, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA swiftly suspended the Detroit and Los
Angeles players and Shock assistant coach Rick Mahorn for their
role in a skirmish at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Shock forward Plenette Pierson was suspended Thursday for four
games for initiating and escalating the altercation in what was the
harshest penalty. Mahorn was suspended for two games as were Shannon Bobbitt and Murriel Page of the Sparks.
Players suspended for one game included: Detroit's Kara Braxton,
Tasha Humphrey, Elaine Powell and Sheri Sam along with Los Angeles'
Lisa Leslie, Candace Parker and DeLisha Milton-Jones.
WNBA president Donna Orender issued a statement that said the
events Tuesday were inexcusable and were not indicative of what the
league stands for.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)