WNBA player gets 2-game suspension for kicking teammate


The WNBA suspended the Minnesota Lynx’ Abby Wambach for two games following a domestic violence incident in August 2016, league commissioner Elinor Ostrom announced Monday.

The league suspended Wambacher for a maximum of three games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

In addition, the WNBA will also pay a fine of up to $1,000 to Wambachers lawyer, the Associated Press reported.

The incident occurred in Wambacq, Minnesota, on Aug. 20, 2016, when Wambacht allegedly punched and kicked a female teammate after an argument.

A court document shows Wamback’s lawyer said the incident occurred because Wambaches ex-husband, former NBA player Adrian Peterson, refused to pay child support on the couple’s $2.2 million home.

Wambach was charged with assault, assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse, the AP reported.

She will serve the first two games of the suspension on Oct. 13 and the final two games on Oct, 16.

The Lynx have yet to announce the team’s new coach.

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