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Mykiaa Minniss responds to Kansas City Current GM’s apology

Mykiaa Minniss was selected by the Kansas City Current in the third round of the 2023 NWSL Draft. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

After Kansas City Current fired head coach Matt Potter just three games into the 2023 NWSL season, general manager Camille Ashton said Friday that Potter’s firing was not related to the concerns raised by the mother of draft pick Mykiaa Minniss.

In response to a question about Minniss, Ashton began by apologizing to the 2023 draft pick.

“I and the organization are sorry to hear that she has been dealing with the things that came to light,” she said. “We certainly were not aware of that, and we hope, genuinely, that she’s doing okay, most importantly.”

Ashton continued: “We honestly aren’t aware of any violations of the CBA and believe that we treat every player equally within this organization, regardless of whether they are contracted or not.”

In a social media post last month, Minniss’s mother said her daughter received “less than professional” treatment from the club. Minniss was selected by the Current in the third round of the NWSL draft but was cut from the roster during the preseason.

Minniss responded to Ashton’s comments on Twitter, asking, “Sorry to hear about the things I experienced or sorry for your part in it? You’d think a former player in the league would understand accountability better.”

Ashton played in the NWSL from 2014-2017 with three different clubs.

While both the NWSL and NWSLPA both said they were looking into Minniss’s claims earlier this month, it is unclear whether those inquiries will result in a formal investigation.