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SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm say they are looking into allegations on social media that Natasha Howard physically threatened and abused her wife.

Howard’s wife posted a minute-long, expletive-filled video on Twitter from March on Saturday in which she yelled at Howard about being threatened by the Storm forward. She also posted screen shots of conversations she had with Howard’s agent and the team’s general manager.

“The organization is aware of the recent allegations against Natasha. We are in communication with the league and looking into them,” the team said in a statement from co-owner Lisa Brummel and CEO/general manager Alisha Valavanis.

Howard is averaging 17.6 points and 8.5 rebounds this season. The 27-year-old former Florida State player was selected to the All-Star Game for the first time in her career.

This is the second domestic incident in the WNBA this season. Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was arrested in April after authorities say she attacked her former girlfriend at a Florida home. Williams had her court hearing postponed last month and has been playing for the Sparks all season.

The team said that Howard was not available for comment.

Seattle plays at home Sunday against New York.

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