I don’t often agree with ESPN writer Mechelle Voepel, but she’s on the money in saying that the WNBA needs to take a stand on domestic violence:
“It’s an awkward thing, because we all understand people make mistakes,” said Maya Moore, who in 2014 was the WNBA’s MVP and USA Basketball’s female player of the year. “But because we are public figures, there’s a responsibility to address it.
“As to how you address it … I don’t know that I can tell you what’s enough and what’s not enough. But it does need to be addressed. Domestic violence can’t be a topic that you ignore.”…..
“It’s a sensitive issue, but I think there has to be an understanding that there are repercussions for this, not just legally but with the institutions you represent,” Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike said. “The league is taking time figuring out exactly what happened and understandably being cautious. But at this point, I think the sooner the better. I don’t doubt that they will do something.”
Renee Montgomery is excited about playing for her new team, which includes former UConn Huskies Sue Bird and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.