DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has apologized to two black professional basketball players who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant accused them of stealing blankets.
Airline spokesman Joshua Freed said Tuesday that Memphis Hustle guard Marquis Teague and forward Trahson Burrell boarded the flight bound for Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sunday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 17 Deaths Reported Saturday As Hospitalizations Continue To Decline
The flight was operated by Envoy Air.
Two first-class passengers gave the players their blankets as they headed to their seats in coach. But a black flight attendant accused them of theft and forced them off the plane.READ MORE: Preakness Back To Semi-Normal With 10K Fans Expected At Pimlico Saturday
Freed says an airline manager apologized to the players and that they later flew first class to Sioux Falls.
Chief executive Doug Parker told employees last month that American Airlines will implement implicit-bias training.Two Officers Injured In Crash During A Pursuit In Severna Park
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