Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner detained in Russia

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WNBA star Brittney Griner is embroiled in a legal situation in Russia, USA Basketball said in a tweet Saturday, amid reports that she is being detained.

USA Basketball said it is monitoring the situation.

“Brittney has always handled herself with the utmost professionalism during her long tenure with USA Basketball and her safety and wellbeing are our primary concerns,” the tweet read.

According to The New York Times, Griner was detained after the Russian Federal Customs Service said it discovered cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at the Sheremetyevo airport near Moscow.


Griner is a center for WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The team said in a statement it has been in contact with her family and representative.


“We love and support Brittney and at this time our main concern is her safety, physical and mental health, and her safe return home.”

The detainment comes amid the escalating conflict created by Russia attacking Ukraine.


Written by: Raymond Jayson Foxx

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