Sparks' Riquna Williams Suspended 10 Games by WNBA for Domestic Violence

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2019

Tulsa Shock’s Riquna Williams during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for domestic violence, according to the Doug Feinberg of the Associated Press.

Williams was arrested on April 29. She was charged with two felonies related to the assault of an individual with whom she was in a relationship and threatening another person with a firearm. She pleaded not guilty to both charges in May and her case is "ongoing," per Feinberg.

According to a probable cause affidavit (h/t Michael McCann of SI.com), Williams allegedly first struck the car of her ex-girlfriend, Alkeria Davis, with a skateboard and tried to enter Davis' residence by hitting her door with the skateboard on Dec. 6.

Williams then allegedly yelled at Davis, urging her to come outside, and when Davis opened the door Williams allegedly forced her way inside, punched her several times and pulled her hair. 

Antonio Wilson and his 10-year-old son, who were also inside the residence, attempted to intervene, eventually separating Williams from Davis. Williams then allegedly retreated to her car, pulled out a gun, pointed it at Wilson and said, "You'll get all 18."  

Williams was arrested and pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary with assault or battery and one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. Her next hearing is on August 16.

While the legal process unfolds, Williams has continued to play with the Sparks and was re-signed by the team on May 15.

The Sparks said at the time of the signing they were "aware of the allegations," adding they were "monitoring the situation" and would have "no comment until the legal process is completed."

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