After the incident that took place in Dallas involving Brittney Griner and her teammates at the airport, the Mercury is now allowing Griner to travel privately on charter flights according to ESPN’s John Weinfuss.
The WNBA said it gave the Mercury permission to let Griner fly privately all year. Weinfuss however debunked that news of that ever being the case.
“The most significant change to Griner’s travel plans is the ability to fly charter for the Mercury’s remaining road games, Weinfuss said. “The Mercury now “might be able to use JSX public charter flights for the entire team on both standard and so-called ‘created’ routes, the latter of which other WNBA teams are not allowed to do.”
WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said on Friday’s episode of Outside the Lines that adjustments were made to Griner’s travel plans despite the reports that Weinfuss made debunking the news.
“We’re just working with Phoenix to make sure we have a good plan going forward,” Engelbert said on OTL, “certainly for Brittney and for the rest of the Phoenix Mercury.”
This is a great step that the WNBA is making for Griner as all hope is that this stuff will soon go away in the future after the season comes to a close.