timberland online sale American sorry for accusing pro basketball players of theft
Hustle assistant coach Darnell Lazare said in a tweet that the flight attendant saw two “young black athletes” with blankets from first class and that his first comment was “did you steal them?”
“How about you teach people to get the facts first before jumping to conclusions,” Lazare tweeted Sunday. Both players and the flight attendant are black.
Sunday’s incident comes after American CEO Doug Parker told employees last month that American Airlines will implement so called implicit bias training.
The NAACP issued a “travel advisory” in October warning African Americans they could face discrimination when flying on American. The alert followed several high profile incidents including one involving an organizer of the Women’s March who was booted from a flight after a dispute over her seat.
American pledged to hire an outside firm to review its diversity in hiring and promotion, train all 120,
000 employees to counteract implicit bias, create a special team to review passengers’ discrimination complaints, and improve resolution of employee complaints about bias.
The Memphis Hustle is in the G League,
which is the NBA’s minor league and was formerly known as the NBA Development League.
Teague played a year at the University of Kentucky before being drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Burrell played two seasons at the University of Memphis.