Suspensions Handed Down From Shock/Sparks' Brawl

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.

Credit: ESPN

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