SAN ANTONIO (AP) The WNBA suspended Danielle Adams of the San Antonio Stars for three games without pay for an unspecified violation of the league's anti-drug program.
''I sincerely apologize to my teammates, the Stars organization and our fans for my actions,'' said Adams. ''As a professional athlete, I understand that I am held to a higher standard. I plan to use this experience as an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.''
The move was announced several hours before Wednesday night's home game against Atlanta. Adams will miss that game as well as Friday's game against Washington and Sunday's game against Los Angeles.
''Danielle's health and well-being are our top priorities as she works through this process,'' said Stars head coach and general manager Dan Hughes. ''While we are disappointed in Danielle's actions, our focus will be on supporting and assisting her in every way we can.''
The fourth-year forward out of Texas A&M was re-signed to a multi-year contract in March. She has started only two of the team's 17 games this season and is averaging 8.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 16.6 minutes per game, all career lows.