Brittney Griner is house.
The WNBA star has landed within the U.S. on Dec. 8 after been released from Russian custody. Brittney’s return to America comes practically a yr after the Phoenix Mercury heart—who performs for a Russian crew throughout the low season—was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in February for allegedly possessing vape cartridges that contained hashish oil in her baggage.
The 32-year-old was initially discovered responsible on drug prices by a Russian court docket and sentenced to nine years in prison in August, however was traded for Russian arms vendor Viktor Bout, who was 11 years right into a 25-year sentence. President Joe Biden signed off on the commerce, which happened within the UAE, per the official. However, American businessman Paul Whelan, who has been detained in Russia since 2018, was not included within the deal.
“Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner,” the president tweeted Dec. 8 displaying casing footage with Brittney’s spouse, Cherelle Griner and Vice President Kamala Harris on the White House. “She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her way home.”