Brittney Griner to miss 2 games to focus on mental health
02 August 2023 | 10:39 am
The WNBA basketball star, who spent almost a year in a Russian jail until a December prisoner swap, will not travel with her Phoenix Mercury team for the next two games.
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The court handed Griner a nine-year sentence after finding she committed the crime "deliberately," despite her pleas that it was an "honest mistake." The US has made Russia a prisoner swap offer for the basketball star.
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It was the first consular access to the WNBA star since early August, when she was imprisoned in Russia on drug charges. Washington and Moscow are discussing a potential prisoner swap.
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Russia has released the US basketball player, who had been serving a 9-year sentence in a penal colony, in exchange for a notorious arms dealer. US President Biden has said Griner is "on her way home."
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Griner has returned to the US after over 10 months behind bars in Russia, including a stint in a penal colony. She was freed in a prisoner swap in exchange for a Russian arms dealer.
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