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Former Player Claims WNBA A "Survival League" With "Very Harmful Culture"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

Former WNBAer Candice Wiggins “described what she said was a ‘very, very harmful’ culture” in the league -- one in which she “contends she was bullied throughout her eight-year career,” according to Tod Leonard of the SAN DIEGO UNON-TRIBUNE. Wiggins also described...

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