Brittney Griner calls airport harassment incident rock bottom for WNBA

Phoenix Mercury’s star center, Brittney Griner WNBA, has spoken out about the recent incident. At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport where she was harassed by YouTuber Alex Stein. Griner believes that this situation represents a low point for the WNBA in terms of its charter flight rules.

On June 10, Griner was subjected to harassment by Stein at the airport. Who asked inappropriate questions. That includes whether she had engaged in sexual activity with Vladimir Putin to secure her release from prison in Russia. Mercury security intervened and pushed the man away. While one of Griner’s teammates referred to him as “weird.”

During a video call introducing interim head coach Nikki Blue after the firing of Vanessa Nygaard, Griner expressed her opinion on the matter. She stated that the option to use a different. More private airline or charter flights should have already been available. She emphasized that waiting for an incident to occur before making changes is dangerous. As the world has seen the potential risks involved. Griner commended the league for finally addressing the issue.

Earlier reports revealed that the league had only pre-approved two charter flights for the entire season.

The league had also implemented a “hybrid plan” that allowed only Griner to use a charter flight after the initial two flights, as approved by the league. However, following the incident, the Mercury now have permission to fly charter for the remainder of the season.

It is worth noting that the decision to fly privately is not solely in the hands of the Phoenix Mercury. The league has partnered with JSX, a company that offers customers the option to purchase seats on smaller charter flights, expanding the ability to fly privately. The lack of charter flights has been a long-standing topic of discussion in the WNBA, as it was not seen as a necessary expense for teams, resulting in the league’s previous restrictions.

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