Brittney Griner

The latest on Brittney Griner. An American basketball player, Griner has played in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for Phoenix Mercury since 2013. Griner has won two Olympic gold medals and is a six time WNBA All-Star. In 2022, Griner was detained and arrested by Russian authorities for possessing medically prescribed hash oil. Ultimately sentenced to a nine years prison sentence, Griner was released as part of a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia.