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Here's Why Brittney Griner Was in Russia Before Her Detainment

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Today, news broke that Brittney Griner, a decorated basketball player, was detained by Russian authorities. Russian Federal Customs Service announced that they had detained an American basketball player who had won two Olympic gold medals.

That player was later identified as Griner by a Russian news agency and the WNBA and the Phoenix Mercury, who Griner plays for, have confirmed that Griner is being detained.Griner was reportedly detained at the Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow.

Many suspect that this happened in early February. Griner's last Instagram post is dated February 5.Russian authorities say Griner was detained after a search of her luggage revealed hashish oil in vape cartridges.

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