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.READ MORE: Dallas Stars Win Fourth Game In A Row, Beating Arizona Coyotes 3-2
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.READ MORE: Dallas Police Ask Public For Help Finding Deadly Hit-And-Run Suspects
Spokesman Joshua Freed said an airline manager later apologized to the players and they traveled in first class on a later flight.Missing Canadian Aaron Tschritter Last Seen In Deep Ellum Came For Cowboys Game, Never Made It
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