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Indiana’s Congressman Jim Banks Sends Letter to WNBA Requesting They Take Action Against Caitlin Clark Attacks

Caitlin Clark, the NCAA women’s basketball superstar has received a rude welcome to the WNBA and one congressman has noticed. 

We’ve reported multiple times on the attacks against Caitlin Clark in WNBA games this year since joining the league.

Clark’s games at the WNBA are the most watched WNBA games on ESPN and ABC ever.

Clark is bringing an estimated $100 million to the league and this is how the women respond.

This play by the WNBA team in Jersey was not called a foul.

This assault in another game was not called a penalty. The woman nearly knocked Clark’s head off.

This past weekend, Clark was assaulted again on the court.  This time during a game with the Chicago team in the WNBA.

Angel Reese celebrated the assault from the bench.

Chicago player Angel Reese gave Clark an elbow later in the game to no foul.

Indiana congressman Jim Banks has had enough.  He sent a letter to the WNBA requesting that the league take action.

Indiana U.S. Representative Jim Banks is calling on WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to take action to protect Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark.

In a June 4 letter to Engelbert, Banks referenced Clark’s ability to increase viewership and attendance this season. The news of Banks’ letter to Engelbert was first reported by Outkick.

“Unfortunately, since joining the WNBA, Clark’s exceptionalism has been met with resentment and repeated attacks from fellow players,” Banks wrote.

Banks specifically mentioned the foul on Clark by the Chicago Sky’s Chennedy Carter, which was later upgraded to Flagrant 1. Carter shoulder-checked Clark as the Fever rookie was waiting for an inbound pass. Clark fell to the ground, and it was originally called an away-from-ball foul.

“During the Fever’s win over the Chicago Sky on Saturday, Chennedy Carter went out of her way to knock Clark to the floor while neither player had the ball,” said Banks, who is running against Democrat Valerie McCray to fill Mike Braun’s U.S. Senate seat. “Further, the excessive attack was visibly cheered on and supported by Carter’s teammate Angel Reese.”

Clark is the best thing to happen to the WNBA but the women in the league rather than welcoming her with open arms, are assaulting her with regularity.  This is not the thing to do to their savior. 

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