Atlanta Dream guard Courtney Williams has apologized for her role in an incident captured on camera that appears to show Dream players fighting outside of a food truck.
“I want to sincerely apologize for the video posted yesterday,” Williams wrote on Twitter on Monday, the day after the video began to circulate on social media. “I would never want to represent myself or the organization in a negative way. I’m learning everyday so I ask for grace as I’m growing. Again I apologize to all attached, and I will be better moving forward.”
In the video, which lasts almost two minutes, Williams can be seen throwing punches alongside teammates Crystal Bradford and Kalani Brown.
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According to Insider, the skirmish took place outside of a day club in the early days of the season and the team handled the situation internally. The altercation reportedly began when someone made a comment about Williams’ girlfriend, prompting the guard to respond with her teammates serving as backup.
Team leadership was aware of the situation before the video surfaced, Inside reported. Williams, who made her first All-Star Game as Atlanta’s only representative, led the team with 16.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and four assists per game while starting each of their 32 regular season games.
“The behavior in the video is unacceptable and does not align with our values as an organization,” the Dream said in a statement to Insider. “We are taking this matter very seriously and working with the league to gather more information and determine next steps.”