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WNBA hands out Fines and a Suspension a day after Multiple Ejections in Two Games

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has always been a symbol of empowerment and skill on the basketball court.


However a day after multiple players were ejected in a pair of games, the WNBA has handed out punishment for them which has brought attention to a more contentious side of the league.

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Layshia Clarendon and Brittney Sykes were penalized for making unnecessary contact with each other and escalating the situation that occurred in the game with 33 seconds left. Both players were ejected.

Ruthy Hebard received the only suspension Monday from the league as she will have to sit out one game for leaving the bench area during an on-court altercation in the Chicago Sky’s win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday.

Hebard left the bench when teammate Dana Evans and Dallas’ Odyssey Sims got involved in a dust-up on the court in the third quarter.

Wings’ guard Arike Ogunbowale was ejected from the game with 52 seconds left after making unnecessary contact with an official.

Chicago’s Courtney Williams was fined for leaving the bench area during the altercation as well.

The WNBA had not yet disclosed the amount of fines.

WNBA players are obliged to set a positive example therefore their conduct on the court reflects not only on themselves but also on the league and the sport as a whole.

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By enforcing fines and suspensions for inappropriate behavior, the WNBA underscores the importance of being accountable for one’s actions and showcases its commitment to maintaining the integrity of the game.


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