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Former Kentucky Star Marquis Teague Kicked off Flight Over a Blanket

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Former Kentucky star Marquis Teague had a Christmas Eve he will never forget after being kicked off a plane over a blanket.

Teague, a Memphis Hustle guard, and his teammate Trahson Burrell were given blankets from a first-class passenger as they headed to their seats. When Teague and Burrell arrived in coach, a flight attendant accused them of stealing the blankets, a source said, which led to an argument.

The flight attendant refused to fly unless Teague and Burrell were off the plane after Burrell offered some threatening words. To keep the flight from being delayed, Teague and Burrell were asked to get off the plane. American Airlines ended up putting Teague, Burrell and a Hustle assistant coach on a later flight to Sioux Falls (first class), but they missed a team holiday dinner.

An American Airlines spokesman said an official apologized to the players after the incident. The team and the airline also plan to investigate the incident further.

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