DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it is reviewing why two professional basketball players were removed from a Sioux City, 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.

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Two first-class passengers gave the players their blankets as they headed to their seats in coach.

The black players were accused by a black flight attendant of stealing the blankets, and they were forced off the plane.

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Spokesman Joshua Freed said an airline manager later apologized to the players and they traveled in first class on a later flight.

American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker said in a letter to employees last month that the company would implement implicit-bias training.

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