ATLANTA (WNN) — Atlanta Dream guard Courtney Williams apologized Monday for a deleted video on YouTube she posted over the weekend that mocked a fight she was involved in in Atlanta earlier this year. .
Footage of the fight, which circulated on social media on Sunday, showed Williams and Dream Team mate Crystal Bradford throwing punches in a confrontation with several women in late May near a food truck in the Atlanta area.
“I want to sincerely apologize for the video I posted yesterday,” Williams said on twitter on Monday. “I never want to represent myself or the organization in a negative way. I am learning every day so as I grow, I ask for grace. Again, I apologize to all involved and I better move on.”
The WNBA issued a statement saying: “We have just become aware of the video and are in the process of collecting more information.”
Williams averaged a career-best 16.5 points and 6.8 rebounds this season. Bradford averaged 8.8 points and 3.8 rebounds, although his season ended in August with a leg injury. Both are independent agents.
“The behavior in the video is unacceptable and not in line with our values as an organization,” Dream said in a statement. “We are taking this matter very seriously and are working with the league to gather more information and determine next steps.”
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