I spoke to Brittney Griner. She is safe. She is on a plane. She is on her manner home, Biden stated in a tweet saying the release

Houston City Hall could be lit red, white and blue Thursday night time in her honor, Mayor Sylvester Turner stated

She’s relieved to in the end be heading home, and the truth stays that she’s misplaced months of her life, skilled useless trauma, he stated

She persevered mistreatment and a display trial in Russia with feature grit and high-quality dignity

Griner turned into arrested in a Moscow airport in February after airport officers determined vape canisters and hashish oil in her luggage

She turned into sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail for smuggling unlawful tablets into the country. The White House known as the prison complaints a sham

Griner pleaded responsible to the fees in September and apologized for the incident, calling it an sincere mistake

Griner turned into a celeb at the Baylor University Lady Bears basketball group from 2009-13

She has performed for the Phoenix Mercury for the reason that 2013 draft and additionally performed basketball in China and Russia throughout the offseason