Latest "Brittney Griner" News

09/27/2022

Kim Mulkey won't comment on Brittney Griner. Ex-Baylor players respond

Two Baylor women's basketball alumni who played under coach Kim Mulkey are speaking out after she declined to comment on Brittney Griner.

Source: USA Today

09/27/2022

Brittney Griner question sparks complete opposite responses from LSU, Baylor coaches

Former Baylor coach Kim Mulkey declined to answer questions about Brittney Griner's detention in Russia on Monday while current coach Nicki Collen spoke in detail about her thoughts.

Source: Fox News

09/27/2022

Kim Mulkey’s silence on Brittney Griner is petty, pathetic, and gross

Mulkey couldn’t even do the bare minimum when asked about Brittney Griner.

Source: SB Nation

09/27/2022

Former Baylor Players Speak Out Against Kim Mulkey’s Silence on Brittney Griner

The LSU women’s basketball coach came under fire Monday for her response regarding her former player’s ongoing detainment in Russia.

Source: Sports Illustrated

09/26/2022

LSU basketball coach Kim Mulkey declines to comment on Brittney Griner

LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey declined to comment on Brittney Griner's situation when asked about it Monday during a meeting with reporters.

Source: Daily Advertiser

09/20/2022

WNBA stars shun Russia, 7-figure salaries amid Brittney Griner's detention, Ukraine invasion

All-Stars Breanna Stewart, Jonquel Jones and Courtney Vandersloot addressed their decisions to reject Russia and the lucrative contracts that come with...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

09/16/2022

Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan's families meet with Biden to discuss return to United States

President Biden met with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan to discuss bringing them back to the U.S. They are serving sentences in a Russian prison.

Source: Fox News

09/16/2022

Russia has not responded to US offer regarding Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan release, Biden administration says

The White House on Friday revealed that Russia has not yet responded to a "substantial proposal" the U.S. made back in July for the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.

Source: Fox News

09/15/2022

Biden to meet with Brittney Griner's wife after little release progress

The meeting will be Biden's first in-person visit with the athlete's wife since she was arrested at the Moscow airport in February on drug charges.

Source: INSIDER

08/17/2022

Brittney Griner: Russian penal colony resembles Gulag labor camps

Direct descendants of the Soviet Union's Gulag system, Russian penal colonies are prison labor camps notorious for human rights abuses and corruption.

Source: INSIDER

08/15/2022

Brittney Griner: Russia prison sentence appeal unlikely to free her

The eight-time WNBA All-Star was convicted of drug smuggling in early August, but the US government maintains that she's wrongfully detained.

Source: INSIDER

08/15/2022

Brittney Griner's defense team appeals verdict sentencing her to 9 years on drug smuggling

Brittney Griner's legal team has filed an appeal against a Russian court's verdict sentencing the WNBA star to nine years in prison for smuggling drugs into Russia, Griner's lawyer Maria Blagovolina told CNN on Monday.

Source: CNN

08/06/2022

Trevor Reed: Brittney Griner to face "serious" health threats in Russian prison

Griner was found guilty on drug charges by a Russian court last week.

Source: Axios

08/05/2022

Russia "ready to discuss" prisoner swap now that Brittney Griner sentenced

The White House has urged Russia to accept its offer of a deal for the release of Griner and former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan

Source: CBS News

08/05/2022

Trevor Noah slams Brittney Griner Russia sentence in curse-laden rant

Celebrities including Trevor Noah, Justin Bieber and Jada Pinkett Smith spoke out after Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russian prison.

Source: USA Today

08/05/2022

Brittney Griner may go to a Russian penal colony. Here's what you need to know.

Brittney Griner, who was in Russia to play for a local team during the WNBA offseason, was detained over vape carriages containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Source: The Washington Post

08/05/2022

Trevor Noah Rips Russia for Brittney Griner Sentence

“We all know Russia doesn’t care about what Brittney Griner did,” Noah said, calling Russia “the same country that’s breaking every human rights law on the planet.”

Source: New York Times

08/04/2022

Shelling continues near Zaporizhzhia power plant; Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years: Ukraine updates

Source: Google News

08/04/2022

Shelling continues near Zaporizhzhia power plant; Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years: Ukraine updates

Shelling rocked nine regions of Ukraine including a city near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Live updates.

Source: USA Today

08/04/2022

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Penal Colony: Live Updates

President Biden called the sentence “unacceptable” and vowed to pursue all avenues to bring the American basketball star home. Her case has become mired in the conflict between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine.

Source: New York Times

08/04/2022

Statement by President Joe Biden on the Sentencing of Wrongfully Detained American Brittney Griner

Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully

Source: Whitehouse.gov

08/04/2022

LIVE: Brittney Griner back in Russian court on drugs charges

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian court as her drugs trial grinds towards a finale that could result in a 10-year prison sentence and...

Source: YouTube

08/02/2022

Russia threatens to break off diplomatic relations with US; Brittney Griner's sentencing due 'very soon': Live updates

Brittney Griner returned to a Russian courtroom Tuesday amid heightened diplomatic talks between the U.S. and Russia. Live Ukraine updates.

Source: USA Today

07/21/2022

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry hosts ESPYS, brings awareness to detained WNBA star Brittney Griner

Host Stephen Curry took home two awards at the ESPYS while also bringing attention to the plight of Brittney Griner, who is being detained in Russia.

Source: ESPN

07/19/2022

Curt Schilling rants at LeBron James about Brittney Griner

Curt Schilling does not have a lot of sympathy for Brittney Griner.

Source: New York Post

07/17/2022

Brittney Griner guilty plea possible 'gamble' to speed up Russia exit: expert

Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges, but some suggest that her plea is merely an attempt to make herself eligible for a prisoner swap so she can leave Russia sooner.

Source: Fox News

07/15/2022

Brittney Griner was prescribed medical cannabis for 'severe chronic pain,' lawyers tell court

Lawyers for WNBA star Brittney Griner told Russian judges Friday that she was prescribed medical cannabis for "severe chronic pain."

Source: CNN

07/15/2022

Brittney Griner's lawyers present new evidence in Russian court in hopes of more lenient sentence

Eight days after Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in Russia, the WNBA star’s attorneys introduced new evidence they hope will result in a more ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/15/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner back in Russian court as trial resumes

Brittney Griner appeared in a Russian court as her trial resumed Friday. Her attorneys gave evidence that Griner had a medical exemption for cannabis use in the United States.

Source: ESPN

07/15/2022

Is Brittney Griner a hostage in Russia? Prisoner swap may key freedom

The way Brittney Griner will eventually leave Russia is via prisoner exchange, experts say. It would involve a complicated dance between governments.

Source: USA Today

07/14/2022

Here's everything LeBron James actually said about Brittney Griner and the U.S. government

A seven-second snippet of Brittney Griner discussion was enough to trigger controversy for LeBron James.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/14/2022

Brittney Griner court appearance ends without a verdict -- another hearing is scheduled for Friday

WNBA star Brittney Griner's hearing in a court outside Moscow ended Thursday without a verdict, and a fourth hearing in her trial was scheduled for Friday morning, a US official familiar with the matter said.

Source: CNN

07/14/2022

Why LeBron James (of all people) chiming in on Brittney Griner’s Russia detention is ironic | Opinion

Source: Google News

07/14/2022

LeBron James slammed for Brittney Griner comments, clarification by Enes Kanter Freedom

Source: Google News

07/14/2022

LeBron James slammed for Brittney Griner comments, clarification by Enes Kanter Freedom

NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom was one of the most vocal in criticism of LeBron James' comments about Brittney Griner and the United States.

Source: AZCentral

07/14/2022

Ukraine live updates: Brittney Griner to testify, could get 10 years

Brittney Griner returned to a Russian court after pleading guilty to drug possession charges that could result in a 10-year prison term. Ukraine news.

Source: USA Today

07/14/2022

Enes Kanter Freedom rips LeBron James over Brittney Griner remarks: 'Keep taking your freedom for granted'

Enes Kanter Freedom wasn't buying LeBron James' walk back over his remarks about Brittney Griner and her detention in Russia.

Source: Fox News

07/14/2022

American Israeli woman jailed in Russia over cannabis speaks out in support of Brittney Griner

Naama Issachar spent 10 months in Russian prison for traveling with a small amount of cannabis. She's breaking her silence for the first time.

Source: USA Today

07/13/2022

LeBron James addresses Brittney Griner's detainment in new trailer for 'The Shop'

LeBron James has addressed Brittney Griner's detainment in a new video, just one week after comparisons between the two stars went viral.

Source: CNN

07/12/2022

LeBron James critical on US efforts to get Brittney Griner home

LeBron James is publicly criticizing the United States’ handling of Brittney Griner’s case in a trailer for an upcoming episode of his television show

Source: The Guardian

07/11/2022

Detained star Brittney Griner at the forefront of WNBA All-Star game

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner was at the forefront of everyone's mind as the WNBA All-Star game tipped off in Chicago on Sunday.

Source: CNN

07/10/2022

WNBA All-Star weekend spotlights Brittney Griner with special jerseys, continued calls for her freedom

Griner’s presence and name were spoken throughout the weekend in Chicago, from a news conference with Al Sharpton to players uplifting her name to even...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/10/2022

Even from a Russian jail cell, Brittney Griner was the MVP of WNBA All-Star Weekend

In a showcase of the league’s best talents, much of the feeling in the air was about the one that’s missing

Source: Deadspin

07/10/2022

Brittney Griner's name permeates WNBA All-Star Game, Team Wilson beats Team Stewart

Brittney Griner was at the forefront of the WNBA's All-Star Game, which was won by Team Wilson 134-112 over Team Stewart.

Source: ESPN

07/09/2022

Former Gov. Bill Richardson to travel to Moscow for talks on freeing Brittney Griner: Source

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is planning to travel to Russia for talks aimed at finding a deal to free the WNBA star, a source tells ABC News.

Source: ABC News

07/09/2022

What is life in Russian prison like for Brittney Griner? Writing letters, reading Dostoevsky

Brittney Griner remains jailed in a pre-trial detention facility outside Moscow. What are conditions like in a Russian prison? They can be brutal.

Source: USA Today

07/09/2022

Behind the orange carpet: Personalities shine beyond fashion and Nneka Ogwumike uplifts Brittney Griner

Nneka Ogwumike speaks out on Brittney Griner and Sue Bird reflects on watching Megan Rapinoe receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/08/2022

Glimpses of Brittney Griner Show a Complicated Path to Release

The W.N.B.A. star’s appearances this week during her trial on drug charges in Russia highlighted the unclear path to her release and heightened her supporters’ concerns for her safety.

Source: New York Times

07/08/2022

Megan Rapinoe pays tribute to Brittney Griner while receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

As she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the highest civilian honor in the United States -- Megan Rapinoe paid tribute to detained WNBA star Brittney Griner, wearing a cream blazer with the initials 'BG' and a bunch of flowers embroidered onto the…

Source: CNN

07/08/2022

Opinion | Take the Deal: Brittney Griner in Exchange for the 'Merchant of Death'

Viktor Bout is responsible for unspeakable atrocities. But at this point, it’s not worth keeping him imprisoned if Biden can secure an innocent’s freedom.

Source: Politico

07/07/2022

Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russia to drug possession and smuggling charges, could face 10 years in prison

If convicted on drug smuggling charges, Griner could face 10 years in a Russian prison.

Source: CBS News

07/07/2022

Brittney Griner 'decided to take full responsibility for her actions' with guilty plea, legal team says

Brittney Griner's legal team released a statement Thursday on the WNBA superstar's guilty plea in Russia. She "decided to take full responsibility for her actions."

Source: Fox News

07/07/2022

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russian court

Two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court near Moscow, her lawyers confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

Source: CNN

07/07/2022

Megan Rapinoe offers Brittney Griner nod at White House ceremony

While accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the pink-haired soccer icon wore a coat with BG — the initials of the WNBA star detained in Russia — sewn into the lapel.

Source: INSIDER

07/07/2022

Brittney Griner set to appear in Russian court after Biden, Harris call

Supporters of Brittney Griner rallied at the Phoenix Mercury's arena Wednesday to push for the release of the WNBA star from a Russian prison. It comes as Gr...

Source: YouTube

07/06/2022

Bringing Brittney Griner home, Part 2- POLITICO

Source: Politico

07/06/2022

Biden pledges to Brittney Griner's wife that he's working to secure basketball player's release

President Biden on Wednesday told the wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February on drug charges, that he is working to secure the basketball player’s release “as soon as possible,” the White House said.

Source: The Washington Post

07/06/2022

Biden Speaks to Cherelle Griner About Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris told Cherelle Griner they would pursue “every avenue” to bring her wife, Brittney Griner, home from Russia.

Source: New York Times

07/06/2022

Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle says it is "very disheartening" that she has not heard from President Biden

In a handwritten letter from Brittney Griner that was delivered to the White House, Griner wrote about how terrified she is.

Source: CBS News

07/05/2022

Black women sign letter urging US to bring Brittney Griner home

The letter is an escalation of a pressure campaign by the WNBA star’s supporters that comes as her trial proceeds in a court outside of Moscow.

Source: The Washington Post

07/05/2022

The Memo: Why Brittney Griner is a political problem for Biden

Source: Google News

07/05/2022

'He takes this to heart': Biden has read Brittney Griner's letter, White House says

Biden has read the hand-written letter from Brittney Griner and bringing the WNBA star home from Russia is a top priority, the White House said.

Source: USA Today

07/05/2022

Brittney Griner pens letter to Biden from Russian prison: "I'm terrified I might be here forever"

A handwritten letter from Brittney Griner was delivered to the White House on the Fourth of July.

Source: CBS News

07/05/2022

Brittney Griner appeals to Biden, White House in letter from Russia

Detained in Russia since February, the WNBA star wrote a handwritten letter to the White House.

Source: The Washington Post

07/05/2022

Brittney Griner writes to Biden asking for help to leave Russian jail

"I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates!" Griner wrote. "I am grateful for whatever you can do at this moment to get me home."

Source: Business Insider

07/04/2022

'I'm terrified I might be here forever': Brittney Griner pens handwritten letter to Biden

WNBA star Brittney Griner, in a handwritten letter to President Joe Biden, said she fears she will be detained in Russia indefinitely and pleaded with the President not to forget about her and other American detainees.

Source: CNN

07/04/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner writes letter to Biden asking him to 'do all you can' to bring her home

Imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner is pleading with President Joe Biden to help her and other American detainees escape Russian detention. Griner is on trial facing drug charges.

Source: Daily Mail

07/03/2022

Prisoner Swap Amid Ukraine War? Will Russia-US Exchange Brittney Griner For Arms Dealer Viktor Bout?

The fate of two US citizens detained in Russia could depend on US govt’s decision on an imprisoned Russian arms dealer. Viktor Bout or ‘Merchant of Death’ is...

Source: YouTube

07/02/2022

Why Brittney Griner's Arrest Is About Much More Than Brittney Griner

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, a Ph.D. student who focuses on Russia and the former Soviet Union, talks about Brittney Griner's role as a pawn for Vladimir Puti...

Source: YouTube

07/01/2022

Brittney Griner "keeping the faith" as Russian court sets date for next hearing in drug smuggling trial

The latest hearing yielded no real information on the strategy adopted by the WNBA star's legal team, but a U.S. diplomat says she's doing "as well as can be expected."

Source: CBS News

07/01/2022

WNBA's Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russian court

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that has unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Wa…

Source: Associated Press

07/01/2022

Trial for basketball star Brittney Griner begins in Russian court

American basketball star Brittney Griner was arrested in February on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team.

Source: WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

07/01/2022

Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner begins in Russian court

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washin…

Source: Associated Press

07/01/2022

Russian trial of American basketball star Brittney Griner opens

The two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist Brittney Griner arrived at the Khimki city court of the Moscow region where her trial is expected to start after officials claimed she had cannabis oil in her luggage in February, a week before Russia invaded U…

Source: CNN

07/01/2022

Brittney Griner's trial in Russia is set to start. Here's what to expect.

WNBA star Brittney Griner trial is expected to stand trial Friday in a courtroom outside of Moscow. U.S. officials and experts on Russia’s legal system expect the proceedings to be a show trial with a guilty verdict all but certain.

Source: The Washington Post

06/30/2022

Wife says WNBA star Brittney Griner vowed to her in letters from Russian prison, "I won't let them break me."

Cherelle Griner says her wife promised to "hold on" until she can get home, but a Russia expert says the athlete has become a "hostage."

Source: CBS News

06/30/2022

Brittney Griner Trial Likely to End in Conviction, Experts Say

Courts in Russia heavily favor the prosecution, experts said, pointing to a prisoner swap as perhaps the W.N.B.A. star’s best chance to come home.

Source: New York Times

06/29/2022

Brittney Griner's Wife Says WNBA Star 'Struggling, 'Terrified' In Russia

Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, says the WNBA superstar is "struggling" and "terrified" in Russia.

Source: TMZ

06/29/2022

Brittney Griner's wife describes letters from Russian prison, says the WNBA star is acting tough but is really 'struggling' and 'terrified'

Source: Google News

06/29/2022

Brittney Griner's wife describes letters, news she's received from Russia

Brittney Griner remains detained in Russia. Her wife described the letters she's received from the WNBA star from the prison and the latest news.

Source: INSIDER

06/29/2022

Pensacola's Roy Jones Jr. plans to use influence to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- WNBA star Brittney Griner may be getting some help from Northwest florida. Griner has been in a russian prison for 4 1/2 months.

Source: WEAR

06/28/2022

Swapping Brittney Griner For Viktor Bout Should Be An Easy Call

WNBA star Brittney Griner will stand trial in Russia starting on Friday, her lawyer said Monday after Griner appeared in a Russian court for a preliminary hearing. The court said it was again extending Griner’s detention for six months pending the result of t…

Source: Defector.com

06/28/2022

Who Is WNBA Star Brittney Griner's Wife? Everything To Know About Cherelle And Her Fight To Free Brittney

Plus, everything to know about their relationship.

Source: Women's Health

06/27/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court, criminal trial set for July 1

On Friday, the U.S. House approved a bipartisan resolution calling for Griner's release.

Source: CBS News

06/27/2022

American basketball star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist also was ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial.

Source: Politico

06/27/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered to stand trial Friday by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team.

Source: Associated Press

06/27/2022

Russian court schedules start of Brittney Griner's trial for Friday, her lawyer says

A Russian court on Monday scheduled the start of WNBA star Brittney Griner's trial for Friday, according to her lawyer.

Source: CNN

06/27/2022

Brittney Griner appears in Russian courtroom, criminal trial date set

Brittney Griner was spotted in a Russian courtroom as she learned her criminal trial will begin on July 2.

Source: Fox News

06/27/2022

Brittney Griner appears at preliminary hearing amid 'wrongful' detention in Russia

Brittney Griner appeared at a preliminary hearing in Moscow on Monday more than three months after the WNBA star was detained in Russia.

Source: ABC News

06/27/2022

Report: Brittney Griner set for preliminary hearing in Russia on Monday

Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

06/22/2022

Brittney Griner Named Honorary 2022 WNBA All-Star Starter

Brittney Griner will be a WNBA All-Star for the eighth time in her career. The league <a href="https://www.wnba.com/news/2022asgvotingresults/">announced</a>...

Source: Bleacher Report

06/22/2022

Brittney Griner’s Supporters Call on Biden to Strike a Deal to Free Her

The campaign by dozens of organizations representing people of color, women and L.G.B.T.Q. voters comes amid growing frustrations over the pace of the U.S. effort to bring her home.

Source: New York Times

06/22/2022

Brittney Griner detention: Putin spokesman denies WNBA star being held hostage

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Brittney Griner was being held hostage in jail after she was arrested in February.

Source: Fox News

06/21/2022

'Unfortunate mistake' kept Brittney Griner from calling wife, White House says

Cherelle Griner told The Associated Press that she hasn’t been able to speak with her wife in four months and that she wants to talk directly with President Biden about the case.

Source: New York Post

06/21/2022

Imprisoned Brittney Griner Misses Call With 'Pissed' Wife Due to State Department 'Logistical Error'

It was due to be the first time the couple would speak since the WNBA star was detained in Russia four months ago.

Source: Daily Beast

06/21/2022

Brittney Griner's wife says U.S. Embassy failed to facilitate phone call

“I was distraught. I was hurt. I was done, fed up,” Cherelle Griner said of her reaction to learning that a call planned for two weeks fell through because the embassy in Moscow was not staffed on Saturdays.

Source: The Washington Post

06/21/2022

State Department says it 'deeply' regrets Brittney Griner was unable to speak with wife due to 'logistical error'

A State Department spokesperson said Monday that they "deeply regret that Brittney Griner was unable to speak with her wife because of a logistical error" after a report that the detained WNBA star's multiple attempts to connect by phone with her wife went un…

Source: CNN

06/20/2022

Wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner says scheduled call never happened because embassy was unstaffed

Cherelle Griner said Brittney tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the U.S. Embassy in Russia for the couple's anniversary but the call never went through because the embassy was not staffed Saturday.

Source: ESPN

06/20/2022

Brittney Griner's anniversary call with wife never happens after snafu: 'I have zero trust in our government'

Cherelle Griner detailed to the Associated Press what was supposed to happen over the weekend between her and her wife Brittney Griner.

Source: Fox News

06/17/2022

Roy Jones Jr. Working On Freeing Brittney Griner From Russian Jail, Open To Traveling To Moscow

Roy Jones Jr., a dual U.S. and Russian citizen, tells TMZ Sports he's actively working on getting WNBA star Brittney Griner freed from a Russian jail, and is even willing to travel to Moscow to assist.

Source: TMZ

06/15/2022

Why Russia keeps extending Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention

Expect Russia to continually extend Brittney Griner’s detention in order to ratchet up pressure on the Biden administration to accept a deal that the Kremlin...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

06/15/2022

Brittney Griner Russia detention extended, trial 'will never happen'

One legal expert warned that "anyone still taking Russia's word in the Griner case is being foolish."

Source: INSIDER

06/15/2022

Brittney Griner's agent calls on Biden, Harris to 'do whatever it takes to bring' WNBA star home from Russia

Brittney Griner's Russian detention was extended to July 2 on Tuesday.

Source: Fox News

06/15/2022

Russia Extends Brittney Griner's Detention, According To State Media

Russian state media announces that WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention has been extended yet again. NBC News’ Steven Romo reports on how the news comes jus...

Source: YouTube

06/14/2022

Brittney Griner’s detention extended for another 18 days in Russia

Brittney Griner will be in Russian custody now until at least July 2.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

06/14/2022

Brittney Griner's detention in Russia extended through at least July 2, Russian state news reports

US basketball star Brittney Griner -- who has been held in Russia since February on accusations of drug smuggling -- will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2, after a Russian court extended her detention, Russian state news agency TASS reported …

Source: CNN

06/14/2022

Brittney Griner latest: Phoenix Mercury get State Dept. briefing and Hall of Famer calls for release

US State Department officials met Monday with members of the Phoenix Mercury to update Brittney Griner's WNBA teammates on her detention in Russia and efforts to bring her home.

Source: CNN

06/14/2022

State Department officials meet with Phoenix Mercury about Brittney Griner's detention in Russia

State Department officials met Monday with representatives of Brittney Griner's WNBA team about the Mercury star's monthslong detention in Russia and the Biden administration's efforts to secure her release.

Source: ESPN

06/10/2022

Brittney Griner's sister breaks silence on 'totally gut-wrenching' reality of WNBA star's detainment in Russia

Source: Google News

06/08/2022

Brittney Griner's Fate Tangled Up With Other American Held In Russia

For Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, the other's case injects something of a wild card into their own, for better or worse.

Source: HuffPost

06/08/2022

Brittney Griner is in worse position because of 'large portion of the population in Russia which is racist,' former detainee says

Trevor Reed, a US Marine Corps veteran, was released on April 27 during a prisoner exchange with Russia.

Source: Business Insider

06/07/2022

Trevor Reed Calls For Brittney Griner's Release At Rally, 'There Is No Justice In Russia'

Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine who spent nearly 3 years in a Russian prison, called for the release of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner at a rally in Houston on Monday.

Source: TMZ

06/07/2022

Trevor Reed calls for Brittney Griner's release as he details horrendous conditions of Russian detainment

Trevor Reed, the American veteran who spent nearly three years detained in Russia before being released in April in a prisoner swap, called upon legislators and the White House Monday to work faster toward freeing American basketball star Brittney Griner.

Source: CNN

06/06/2022

How can Brittney Griner be freed from Russian detention? | The Stream

It has been more than 100 days since US basketball star Brittney Griner was detained in Russia. Authorities there allege that Griner flew into Moscow on Feb...

Source: YouTube

06/06/2022

NBA star LeBron James on Brittney Griner's detainment: 'Our voice as athletes is stronger together'

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has joined the many other athletes voicing their desire to get WNBA star Brittney Griner home after being detained in Russia for more than 100 days.

Source: CNN

06/06/2022

LeBron James pressures Biden administration to bring Brittney Griner home 'swiftly and safely'

LeBron James joined the calls for the Biden administration to act in order to get Brittney Griner out of Russian detention.

Source: Fox News

06/04/2022

Boston Celtics 'wanted to show that togetherness and love,' wear shirts in support of Brittney Griner

Members of the Boston Celtics wore T-shirts with "WE ARE BG" written across them at practice Saturday ahead of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in support of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner, who remains detained in Russia.

Source: ESPN

06/04/2022

NBA: Celtics amplify pressure for action on Brittney Griner

As calls for Griner's return amplify, negotiating her release from Russian detainment remains perilous.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

06/03/2022

Brittney Griner is receiving written correspondence from friends and family while she's detained in Russia, her agent says

Brittney Griner has been able to receive written correspondence from friends and family during her detention in Russia, where she has been held for over 100 days, her agent tells CNN -- but the WNBA star has not been able to speak with her loved ones back hom…

Source: CNN

05/28/2022

Brittney Griner’s Supporters Have a New Strategy to Free Her: Make Noise

Those close to Griner pursued a strategy of silence after her detention in Russia in February, hoping to avoid politicizing her case. Now they are amping up public pressure, with some of it aimed at President Biden.

Source: New York Times

05/26/2022

Brittney Griner's wife urges Biden to get WNBA star home | First Take

Angela Rye joins First Take after interviewing Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle to discuss next steps to get Brittney Griner home.#ESPN #WNBA✔️Subscribe to ES...

Source: YouTube

05/26/2022

Wilbon's message to Brittney Griner and others: 'Diplomacy is at work' | NBA Countdown

NBA Countdown's Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon, Jalen Rose & Mike Greenberg discuss Brittney Griner's "wrongful detainment" in Russia.✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ ...

Source: YouTube

05/25/2022

Brittney Griner's wife calls on Biden to act on 'Good Morning America'

Cherelle Griner said in an interview aired Wednesday morning of the president, « if they’re holding her because they want you to do something, then I want you to do it. »

Source: The Washington Post

05/25/2022

Brittney Griner's wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

Brittney Griner's wife Cherelle wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner's release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months.

Source: Associated Press

05/19/2022

If Brittney Griner were Kevin Love she’d already be home

An all-time great having to play overseas just to make real money is something only women have to endure

Source: Deadspin

05/18/2022

Brittney Griner arrest: State Department suggests Russia may be violating Vienna Convention

The State Department said Tuesday that “sporadic contact” with WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is held in Russia, is insufficient and may fail to meet the minimum requirements under Vienna Convention.

Source: Fox News

05/18/2022

Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA is working with WNBA for Brittney Griner's release from Russia

Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA has been in touch with "every level of government" as well as the private sector in pursuing Brittney Griner's release from Russia, while the State Department said it is still pushing for regular contact with her.

Source: ESPN

05/17/2022

Blinken speaks with Brittney Griner's wife as WNBA star's imprisonment in Russia continues

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to the wife of detained American Brittney Griner on Saturday as the WNBA star's imprisonment in Russia continues.

Source: CNN

05/15/2022

WNBPA calls on Biden, Harris to help free Brittney Griner from detention in Russia

The WNBPA is pleading with the White House, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to do whatever it takes to return Brittney Griner to the U.S. from Russia.

Source: Fox News

05/15/2022

Basketball star Brittney Griner could be brought home in a prisoner swap with a notorious arms dealer dubbed the 'Merchant of Death,' Russian media says

Source: Google News

05/15/2022

Basketball star Brittney Griner could be brought home in a prisoner swap with a notorious arms dealer dubbed the 'Merchant of Death,' Russian media says

Russian media reported talks to exchange basketball star Brittney Griner for Viktor Bout, a convicted arms trafficker dubbed "the Merchant of Death."

Source: INSIDER

05/14/2022

Moscow defends arrest of basketball star Brittney Griner

In a statement Thursday, Russian authorities said that Giner was detained by police in Moscow in February based on “objective facts and evidence.”

Source: New York Post

05/14/2022

Hostage negotiator explains how Brittney Griner release could unfold

Ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who played a major role in freeing former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed, working to bring the WNBA All-Star home.

Source: USA Today

05/14/2022

Reports: Russia wants 'Merchant of Death' in exchange for Brittney Griner

For the first time since Brittney Griner’s arrest almost three months ago, Russia appears to have publicly signaled its asking price for her safe return.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/13/2022

Brittney Griner's detention in Russia has been extended by a month, Russian state news reports

A Russian court has extended the detention of US basketball star Brittney Griner -- held since February on accusations of drug smuggling -- for another month, Russian state news agency TASS reported Friday.

Source: CNN

05/13/2022

Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention in Russia extended by a month

Brittney Griner appeared at a hearing in a Russian courtroom on Friday and had her pre-trial detention extended by a month.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/13/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention extended a month after her appearance in court

The lawyer for Brittney Griner said Friday that the WNBA star's pretrial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.

Source: ESPN

05/13/2022

Moscow extends Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner's detention by 1 month

The lawyer, Alexander Boikov, told The Associated Press he believed the relatively short extension of the detention indicated the case would come to trial soon.

Source: YouTube

05/10/2022

Phoenix Suns Debut Brittney Griner Decal For Playoffs

The Phoenix Suns are showing support for Brittney Griner for the remainder of their playoff run.

Source: TMZ

05/09/2022

WNBA Season Opens as Brittney Griner Remains in Russian Custody

For years, Brittney Griner has played overseas for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA’s offseason. Since the beginning of this year, she has been det...

Source: YouTube

05/07/2022

U.S. Officials Say WNBA Star Brittney Griner Is Being 'Wrongfully Detained' in Russia

The WNBA star was originally detained by the Russian government back in February on alleged drug charges. Now, this new classification may allow the U.S. to ...

Source: YouTube

05/07/2022

'We are BG': Mystics call for Brittney Griner's return in postgame team statement

Brittney Griner was on the minds of WNBA players as they readied to start the 2022 season on Friday.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/06/2022

Brittney Griner detained in Russia as Mercury opens season - The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — The purple-and-orange throng snaked its way through the maze of barricades that fill downtown Phoenix these days, excitement growing with each step toward the Footprint Center. Their voices, no longer drowned out by traffic and tractors, creat…

Source: Associated Press

05/05/2022

Richardson helping to free WNBA star Brittney Griner from detention in Russia

Source: ABC News

05/04/2022

Why Brittney Griner Could Be the Last American Basketball Star in Russia

The atrocities of the war in Ukraine and Griner’s detention in Russia on drug charges could cut off a lucrative pipeline for women’s basketball players.

Source: New York Times

05/04/2022

U.S. reclassifies WNBA star Brittney Griner as 'wrongfully detained' by Russia | SportsCenter

Michele Steele reports on the U.S. government now considering WNBA star Brittney Griner to be "wrongfully detained" by the Russian government, signaling a si...

Source: YouTube

05/03/2022

State Dept.: Brittney Griner considered wrongfully detained

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, the Sta…

Source: Associated Press

05/03/2022

US government says that Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia

The State Department has now classified WNBA player Brittney Griner as wrongfully detained in Russia and her case is being handled by the office of the US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs (SPEHA) Roger Carstens, a State Department official confi…

Source: CNN

05/03/2022

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner considered 'wrongfully detained' by Russia

Griner was detained at an airport in February after Russian authorities said a search of her bag revealed vape cartridges containing traces of cannabis oil.

Source: YouTube

05/02/2022

WNBA to honor Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner with floor decal on all home courts, source says

The WNBA plans to honor Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner this season with a floor decal on the home court of all 12 teams, a source told ESPN on Monday.

Source: ESPN

05/02/2022

Report: WNBA teams to honor Brittney Griner with floor decal this season

Brittney Griner is still in custody in Russia more than two months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/27/2022

Update on Brittney Griner's status in Russia

As a crucial hearing approaches next month in Russia, the case against Griner remains shrouded in mystery.

Source: YouTube

04/21/2022

Mystery Surrounds Brittney Griner's Russian Ordeal 2 Months After Her Arrest

Human rights activists say they are concerned about how the WNBA All-Star athlete is being treated, given Russia's hostility to the LGBTQ community.

Source: HuffPost

04/21/2022

2 months after Brittney Griner's arrest, mystery surrounds her case

The WNBA star was arrested in Russia.

Source: Politico

04/17/2022

Is Brittney Griner a political hostage in Russia? We may find out soon

A May 19 court hearing could show if the Kremlin thinks Brittney Griner is a valuable political pawn.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/14/2022

Brittney Griner arrest in Russia: State Department says WNBA star 'doing as well as can be expected'

Brittney Griner has been held in Russia since February

Source: Fox News

04/13/2022

Staying quiet about Brittney Griner hasn’t worked

It’s clear that Griner’s detention is about so much more than allegedly having cannabis in her luggage

Source: Deadspin

04/12/2022

'We want her home': WNBA Players Association president Nneka Ogwumike speaks out on Brittney Griner

Ogwumike explained that she and other WNBA players are being "strategic" when they speak about Griner so they don't jeopardize her chances of returning home.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/12/2022

WNBA working to bring Brittney Griner home from ‘unimaginable situation’

Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said the league is working hard to help bring Brittney Griner back to the United States

Source: The Guardian

04/12/2022

WNBA commissioner voices support for Brittney Griner

Ahead of Monday's WNBA draft, league commissioner Cathy Engelbert reaffirmed the league's commitment to helping bring Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner home. Griner has been detained by Russian authorities since mid-February.

Source: CNN

04/11/2022

As Brittney Griner's detention continues, star center 'continues to have our full support,' WNBA's Cathy Engelbert says before draft

Speaking before the WNBA's 2022 draft, league commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressed her concern Monday about Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner, and said the league is doing all it can to "bring her home" from Moscow.

Source: ESPN

03/31/2022

WNBA stars agree on Brittney Griner arrest: 'It could have been any of us'

Brittney Griner’s USA Basketball teammates addressed her detention in Russia on Wednesday as the players were in a training camp just ahead of the start of the 2022 WNBA season.

Source: Fox News

03/26/2022

WNBA Legend Lisa Leslie: We Were Told Not To Make 'Big Fuss' Over Brittney Griner

When Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia, there were fears she'd be used as a "political pawn," Lisa Leslie said on a podcast.

Source: HuffPost

03/26/2022

Lisa Leslie says players were told not to make 'fuss' about Brittney Griner

The women’s basketball world has been instructed to not make a “big fuss” over Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia.

Source: New York Post

03/25/2022

Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie says she was told not to make a 'big fuss' over Brittney Griner situation

Basketball legend Lisa Leslie told the "I am Athlete" podcast that she was told not to make a "big fuss" over Brittney Griner's arrest by Russian authorities.

Source: CNN

03/25/2022

Brittney Griner arrest: Basketball legend Lisa Leslie claims players were told not to 'make a big fuss'

Basketball legend Lisa Leslie has Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia on her mind.

Source: Fox News

03/24/2022

US officials visit Brittney Griner during WNBA star's detainment in Russia

The U.S. State Department confirmed it made contact with the detained WNBA star and said she is in “good condition” since her arrest in February at a Moscow ...

Source: YouTube

03/24/2022

Brittney Griner arrest: Ex-Pentagon official questions validity of accusations

Britney Griner has been held in Russia for more than a month over allegations she was carrying vape cartridges containing oils derived from cannabis through a Moscow airport in February.

Source: Fox News

03/23/2022

Brittney Griner meets with US official, who verifies she's doing 'well'

The WNBA star, who has been held since mid-February, was visited by a U.S. Embassy official on Wednesday.

Source: The Washington Post

03/23/2022

Brittney Griner meets with U.S. officials for first time since Russian detainment started in February

WNBA star Brittney Griner is doing "well," according to U.S. consular officials who met with her for the first time since she was detained in Russia on Feb. 17.

Source: ESPN

03/23/2022

US embassy in Moscow finds Brittney Griner 'in good condition' after getting consular access

An official from the US embassy in Moscow found US basketball player Brittney Griner to be "in good condition," after they were recently granted consular access to the American athlete who is being detained in Russia, US State Department spokesman Ned Price t…

Source: CNN

03/23/2022

Brittney Griner could spend 5 years in Russian labor camp, expert says

U.S. Olympic gold medalist and WNBA champion Brittney Griner could face up to five years in a Russian labor camp after she was arrested in the country last month.

Source: Fox News

03/19/2022

Russian Court Extends WNBA Star Brittney Griner's Arrest to May 19

According to Russian state-run media, a Russian court extended the detention of WNBA player Brittney Griner until May. She's been under Russian custody since...

Source: YouTube

03/19/2022

Kaine says he thinks Russia wants to use Brittney Griner 'as a negotiating chip' | TheHill

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said that he believes Russia will want to use WNBA star Brittney Griner as...

Source: The Hill

03/19/2022

Russia wants to use Brittney Griner as ‘negotiating chip’, says Democrat

Tim Kaine believes basketball star’s detention is to make her ‘part of this chess game’

Source: The Guardian

03/19/2022

Brittney Griner access demanded from Russia by US State Dept.

The U.S. State Department on Friday demanded that it be granted access to detained WNBA player Brittney Griner, an American from Texas who is being detained in Russia.

Source: Fox News

03/19/2022

US demands Russia allow access to detained WNBA star Brittney Griner

The US on Friday demanded that Russia allow access to WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been locked up there since mid-February on suspicion of drug possession.

Source: New York Post

03/18/2022

US demands Russia allow access to detained Brittney Griner - The Associated Press

The United States stepped up its push Friday for consular access to Brittney Griner, the WNBA star who is detained in Russia on allegations of drug smuggling, as a member of a Russian state-backed prison monitoring group said Griner was faring well behind bar…

Source: Associated Press

03/18/2022

When will Brittney Griner be freed from Russia? It could be years and here's why.

WNBA star Brittney Griner faces lengthy prison time in Russia over drug charges. “In the best of times, with no war, she’d be in a lot of trouble."

Source: USA Today

03/18/2022

Brittney Griner Said to Be 'OK' as Russian Court Extends Her Detention

Griner, the W.N.B.A. star, has been detained on drug charges in Russia since mid-February and is now expected to remain in custody until at least May.

Source: New York Times

03/18/2022

By the Numbers: Brittney Griner's Russian detention

Here is a look at WNBA star Brittney Griner's ongoing detention following a Russian court order that she be held for at least two months.ABC News Live Prime,...

Source: YouTube

03/17/2022

Brittney Griner's detention in Russia extended until May 19

Griner was arrested on drug charges​ after allegedly being found at Moscow's main airport carrying vape cartridges that contained cannabis oil.

Source: CBS News

03/17/2022

Russian court extends US basketball star Brittney Griner's arrest until May 19, reports TASS

A Moscow court announced it has extended the arrest of American basketball star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to Russian state news agency TASS.

Source: CNN

03/14/2022

Brittney Griner: 'It's the most audacious hostage taking by a state imaginable,' says former captive

When Jonathan Franks first heard that the American basketball star Brittney Griner had been detained in Russia, his initial sense was one of disbelief.

Source: CNN

03/12/2022

Anxiety about Brittney Griner's freedom mounts amid Russia-Ukraine conflict | TheHill

Anxiety is mounting over the status of WNBA star Brittney Griner’s freedom after reports surfaced...

Source: The Hill

03/12/2022

What could be next for Brittney Griner

There are many details we still don't know about WNBA star Brittney Griner's recent arrest in Russia. But there's a lot we can learn from the experiences of Americans who were arrested there in the past.

Source: CNN

03/11/2022

Colin Allred: US Representative says Brittney Griner case is 'extremely concerning' ​and that her consular access ​has been blocked

Two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist Brittney Griner has been held in Russia for three weeks "without official government access to her​," says US Representative Colin Allred, adding that was "unusual and extremely concerning."

Source: CNN

03/10/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, faces delicate path to freedom

Brittney Griner’s family, agents, officials from the WNBA and top U.S. government officials have been mostly silent about her situation. That could be strategic, experts say.

Source: The Washington Post

03/10/2022

Details have emerged about Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia. But questions remain over her current whereabouts

Basketball star Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia on allegations of drug smuggling has brought widespread condemnation in the US but few details from Russian authorities on her status and the investigation.

Source: CNN

03/10/2022

Brittney Griner situation explained: Why WNBA star was in Russia before her arrest and politicians' response

The seven-time All-Star was detained in Russia on Feb. 17 for allegedly bringing hashish oil into Sheremetyevo International Airport

Source: CBS Sports

03/09/2022

Brittney Griner: Why so many WNBA stars play basketball overseas

For many years, WNBA players have regularly gone overseas during the WNBA's off-season to make the most of the higher salaries they can earn in international leagues.

Source: CNN

03/08/2022

Brittney Griner’s WNBA Impact Is Clear As Fans Await Word from Russia

Griner, one of the world’s best basketball players, was believed to have been detained in Russia on what customs officials described as drug charges. Fans are worried.

Source: New York Times

03/08/2022

Brittney Griner Flew to Russia an American Basketball Star—and Landed in Custody

The WNBA player was traveling back to her team in Russia when she was detained on drug charges. The fate of her case is uncertain amid war in Ukraine.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

03/08/2022

Family and friends describe painful uncertainty after WNBA superstar Brittney Griner's arrest in Russia

The arrest of WNBA superstar and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner over alleged drug charges in Russia has left family members, friends and supporters with little information about her well-being and anxious for her safe return.

Source: CNN

03/07/2022

What we know (and don't know) about the arrest of US Olympic champion Brittney Griner in Russia

It's still not clear exactly when US basketball star Brittney Griner was arrested or where she is now.

Source: CNN

03/07/2022

It'll be 'very difficult' to get detained US basketball star Brittney Griner out of Russia, lawmaker says

For days, family and friends have been clamoring for the release of two-time Olympic champion Brittney Griner after she was detained on Russia on drug charges.

Source: CNN

03/07/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner's wife thanks fans for their support, asks for privacy after player's arrest

The wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was arrested in Russia last month, thanked everyone for their support of the Phoenix Mercury center while she deals with apparent legal troubles.

Source: Fox News

03/07/2022

U.S. Secretary of State: Brittney Griner Will Be Provided 'Every Possible Assistance'

Commenting on WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner's detainment in Russia, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the...

Source: Bleacher Report

03/07/2022

New Footage Appears to Show Brittney Griner’s Luggage Being Searched at Moscow Airport

The 31-year-old has reportedly been detained in Russia since February.

Source: Sports Illustrated

03/07/2022

Commenting on WNBA star Brittney Griner, Secretary of State Antony Blinken says U.S. ready to give 'every possible assistance' to detained citizens

Reacting to WNBA star Brittney Griner being detained in Russia, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. will "provide every possible assistance" to citizens who are being held in foreign countries.

Source: ESPN

03/06/2022

New York Times: Brittney Griner, two-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA all-star, arrested in Russia on drug charges

Brittney Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time Women's National Basketball Association All-Star with the Phoenix Mercury basketball team, has been arrested in Russia after customs officials detected cannabis oil in her luggage at an airport …

Source: CNN

03/06/2022

Fears grow Russia could use US basketball star Brittney Griner as ‘hostage’

A Texas congresswoman has called for Russia to release Brittney Griner as fears grow Vladimir Putin could use the basketball star as a pawn during the war in Ukraine

Source: The Guardian

03/06/2022

Wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner says they are desperately working to get her home from Russia

Her wife, Cherelle Griner, said the situation is 'one of the weakest moments of my life' and issued her gratitude to everyone who has supported their family. This comes amid fears for her safety in Russia.

Source: Daily Mail

03/06/2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner reportedly detained in Russia after officials found hashish oil in luggage - KTRK

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Source: KTRK-TV

03/06/2022

Brittney Griner, WNBA All-Star, has been arrested in Russia on drug charges

She was arrested at a Moscow airport after a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges.

Source: CBS News

03/05/2022

Basketball player Brittney Griner reportedly detained in Russia; WNBA, representatives working 'to get her home'

WNBA star Brittney Griner, who plays overseas during the offseason, is reportedly being detained in Russia after officials said they found hashish oil in her luggage at an airport near Moscow.

Source: ESPN

10/14/2021

Brittney Griner leads Phoenix Mercury to OT win over Chicago Sky in Game 2 of WNBA Finals, evening series

Whenever the Mercury needed a play down the stretch Wednesday night, Brittney Griner made it happen, leading Phoenix to an overtime win over the Sky that tied up the WNBA Finals.

Source: ESPN

10/09/2021

Shey Peddy's free throws, Brittney Griner's last-second block send No. 5 Mercury to WNBA Finals

The Mercury will face the No. 6-seeded Chicago Sky in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals at 3 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC in Phoenix.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment