WNBPA: Aces’ penalty ‘misses the mark’ in regards to protecting player parents

The WNBA announced it had concluded its investigation into alleged misconduct by the Las Vegas Aces raised by former player Dearica Hamby. The league found that the Aces “violated league rules regarding impermissible player benefits and violated league and team Respect in the Workplace policies.”

The Aces shared they were “deeply disappointed by the outcome of the WNBA investigation.”

The WNBPA indicated the penalties levied against Aces head coach Becky Hammon and the team were not enough.

The statement reads: “The League had an opportunity to send a clear message that it abides by and protects the provisions of the CBA, particularly those that we were most proud of – the provisions meant to support player parents. Today’s decision regarding penalties, however, misses the mark. Where in this decision does this team or any other team across the League learn the lesson that respect in the workplace is the highest standard and a player’s dignity cannot be manipulated?”

The WNBPA seems to suggest there may be more to come with this situation. “We will continue to support our member as she considers the League’s decision and explores all available remedies.”

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire