American sorry for accusing NBA G League players of theft
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has apologized to two players on the Memphis Grizzlies' minor league affiliate who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant wrongfully accused them of stealing blankets, which an assistant coach suggested happened because they are black.
American apologizes to black athletes for theft accusation
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it is reviewing why two professional basketball players were removed from a Sioux Falls, S.D.-bound flight on Sunday.
An airline spokesman said Tuesday that Memphis Hustle guard Marquis Teague and forward Trahson Burrell had boarded Flight 3756 operated by Envoy Air at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Two first-class passengers gave the players their blankets as they headed to their seats in coach.