WNBA upgrades foul on Caitlin Clark by Chennedy Carter, fines Angel Reese for no postgame interview

Chennedy Carter
Posted at 10:52 AM, Jun 02, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has upgraded Chicago Sky guard Chennedy Carter’s foul against Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark to a flagrant-1 violation after reviewing the play. Carter gave a shoulder shot to Clark that knocked her down before an inbound pass during Saturday’s 71-70 win by the Fever. The officials called it an away-from-the-ball foul and didn’t review the play. It was deemed a common foul at the time. However, after games the league office may reclassify a flagrant foul or upgrade a foul to a flagrant one that isn’t called during the game. Players accumulate points for flagrant fouls during the regular season and receive suspensions if they reach a certain number. Also, the WNBA fined Chicago rookie Angel Reese $1,000 for failing to speak postgame to the media.