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WNBA President releases statement, rescinds recent fines

The WNBA has released a statement over the player and team fines, that transpired this week.

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The WNBA has released an official statement from WNBA President Lisa Borders about the fining of teams and players recently:

"All of us at the WNBA have the utmost respect and appreciation for our players expressing themselves on matters important to them.  While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues.  Given that the league will now be suspending play until August 26th for the Olympics, we plan to use this time to work with our players and their union on ways for the players to make their views known to their fans and the public and we have informed the players that we are rescinding the recently-imposed fines."