Former Washington Mystics guard Jenna Smith has cried out after her contract was terminated without notice and stuck in Israel.
The American professional basketball center revealed her terrible experience with her club Elizur Tel Aviv after being kicked out of her apartment by the club, hereby halting a guaranteed contract between both parties.
Jenna Smith who previously played college basketball for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini where she earned First team All-Big Ten honors in 2008, 2009 and 2010, mentioned that she’s ready to sue the club for her money, but suprised she’s being threatened by the club.
Jenna Smith’s message
“I am currently stuck in Israel after being kicked out of my apartment by my club, which cut my guarantee contract. I am staying a place that has not been the best for me and my health. I have asked the club numerous times for a better living situation and been ignored.
I have asked also numerous times to be sent home with an agreement by my agent and I, which we have been ignored or they are “stalling.” have spent the holidays alone had to “fend” for myself. All I want is what to go back and if they don’t want to make an agreement with me I’m ready to sue the Club for my money. But the way they are threatening me is crazy. We are professional basketball players, not their toys.”
Jenna Smith was an assistant coach for Indiana State Sycamores women’s basketball in 2016, she remains the career points, rebounds and double-double leader, and ranks third in career blocks for Illinois.
Jenna Smith is a phenomenal person, as her life’s work and women’s basketball career has demonstrated in every aspect, as people witness her day-to-day job with the Saint Paul Opportunity Center in downtown St. Paul on Dorothy Day Place, where Jenna unselfishly and happily serves Catholic Charities homeless and transient Clients.
Jenna Smith’s personality is approachable. Always willing and eager to assist in work-related matters with her homeless prevention colleagues and clients .
Truly Jenna Smith deserve far more than the ingratitude, biases, and hypocrisy so wanton within the SPOC work culture, because her character will not play both ends against the middle. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. Yet, Jenna does not compromise.