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Turkey flap: WNBA's Zellous takes old team to arbitration for over $100,000 in unpaid bonuses

FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Indiana Fever's Shavonte Zellous moves the ball against the Seattle Storm during a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. After one of the most successful seasons in her career, leading Turkish power Galatasary to championships in both the domestic league and Euroleague, Zellous is now embroiled in a salary dispute. The club’s former president promised Zellous and her teammates that their bonuses would be doubled after Galatasary beat rival Fenerbahce. They’re still waiting for their money.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Indiana Fever's Shavonte Zellous moves the ball against the Seattle Storm during a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. After one of the most successful seasons in her career, leading Turkish power Galatasary to championships in both the domestic league and Euroleague, Zellous is now embroiled in a salary dispute. The club’s former president promised Zellous and her teammates that their bonuses would be doubled after Galatasary beat rival Fenerbahce. They’re still waiting for their money.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous is taking her former Turkish team Galatasaray to arbitration for unpaid bonuses from last year.

After one of the most successful seasons in her career, leading Turkish power Galatasary to championships in both the domestic league and Euroleague, Zellous is now embroiled in a salary dispute.

Zellous says the club's former president promised the team bonuses, but didn't pay.

Zellous says she is owed more than $100,000, about the same as her WNBA salary. After the 28-year-old refused to return to the team this winter until she was paid, the Turkish club terminated her contract in late September.

She has filed a grievance with the international basketball federation and the case will be decided by an arbitrator assigned by FIBA.