The defending champions have been hit with controversy
The 2018 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm says they are investigating recent allegations of verbal and physical abuse made against 2018 All WNBA Defensive First Team Natasha Howard by her wife via Twitter.
On Twitter, Howard’s wife, Jacqueline has posted multiple videos and texts alleging abuse.
Co-owner Lisa Brummel and CEO/general manager Alisha Valavanis released the following comment in response to the allegations:
“The organization is aware of the recent allegations against Natasha. We are in communication with the league and looking into them”
The 6’2” Power Forward out of Florida State is currently averaging 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and was named a starter for the 2019 WNBA Allstar game in Las Vegas (07/27/2019).
The league while acknowledging that the issue is currently under investigation has not suspended or placed Howard on any sort of leave.
The Storm beat the Liberty 78-69 on Sunday, with Howard contributing 14 points and 3 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Upon finding out that Natasha was still eligible to play versus the Liberty earlier, Jacqueline posted the following on Twitter:
“Can I just say I found out Tasha was playing while out to eat and my appetite is ruined- NOT just because the league is stating there’s an “investigation” but has YET to respond or reach out to me.”
Flip the pages to see the explosive allegations.