October 8, 2020 | 5:04pm
Cappie Pondexter is missing again.
The former WNBA Finals MVP, who was reported as a missing person and later found to have been arrested without identification on her, has not been located since being released from a Los Angeles jail Thursday, according to multiple reports.
One of Pondexter’s friends told The Athletic that the former Rutgers star is “not in the best mental state.” Pondexter was taken into custody on a misdemeanor battery charge and booked as “Jane Doe” after refusing to identify herself to police, a spokesman for the LAPD told TMZ.
Pondexter’s representative, Chuck Walton, told the gossip site that friends are concerned for her well-being and are working with the authorities to help locate her.
Prior to public knowledge of Pondexter’s arrest, The Athletic reported that the former Liberty guard hadn’t been heard from in days and had left her phone and wallet at her home. The WNBPA had released a statement, asking for help in locating the 13-year WNBA veteran, who retired last year.
LAPD Officer Mike Chan confirmed Pondexter’s arrest for battery and release from jail, but declined to provide information about the incident.
Pondexter, 37, last played in the WNBA for the Indiana Fever in 2018.