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Chamique Holdsclaw Update: Bond of $100,000 for ex-basketball star in assault, weapons case

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. File,AP Photo/John Bazemore

Chamique Holdsclaw poses for a portrait after a WNBA Atlanta Dream workout in Jonesboro, Ga., May 15, 2009.
AP Photo, file/John Bazemore
(CBS) ATLANTA - A judge set bond Friday at $100,000 for former women's pro basketball star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw, who was jailed for allegedly shooting a gun into a car belonging to WNBA player Jennifer Lacy, and smashing the vehicle's windows with a baseball bat.

Earlier reports said bond for Holdsclaw, 35, was significantly lower, in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Holdsclaw was in custody at the Fulton County Jail on assault and weapons charges, over the alleged Tuesday incident in Atlanta targeting Lacy, 29, who plays for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock.

Lacy told police that Holdsclawq was an ex-girlfriend and they were Atlanta Dream teammates in 2009. Holdsclaw was ordered to wear a monitoring device and have no contact with Lacy.

Lacy earlier had issued a statement through the Shock.

"I want to thank my family, friends, fans and Shock family for their concern during this difficult time," Lacy said. "I have never felt more love from my fans in supporting me."

Holdsclaw led Tennessee to three consecutive national championships from 1996-98 before beginning a pro career that included six WNBA All-Star selections. She also played on the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in the 2000 Games. She had 3,025 career points at Tennessee and remains the Southeastern Conference's career scoring leader.

In September, Holdsclaw returned to her alma mater to discuss her fight with clinical depression, which included a suicide attempt during her pro career.

Holdsclaw recounted how she attempted suicide in 2006 as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks by overdosing on the medication she was taking for clinical depression. She also wouldn't leave her Washington home for a few days in 2004, two years after the death

of the grandmother who raised her.

She discussed these situations in a book, "Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot," that came out earlier this year.

Holdsclaw has been ordered back to a Fulton County court Nov. 30 to face charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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