Brittney Griner had been detained by Russian authorities some time in February. Griner, who is a seven-time WNBA All-Star and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was in Russia in order to play for UMMC Yekaterinburg, a local league.According to Russian authorities, Griner was detained because she was found to be in the possession of hashish oil while at the Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow.
She reportedly could face up to 10 years in a Russian prison but an investigation is ongoing.Griner is married to Cherelle Griner, who appears to not have traveled with her to Russia."Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me regarding my wife's safe return from Russia," Cherelle wrote to Instagram Saturday after the news broke. "Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.
I love my wife wholeheartedly, so this message comes during one of the weakest moments of my life. I understand that many of you have grown to love [Britney Griner] over the years and have concerns and want details.