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WNBA Gives Update on 'Complex' Brittney Griner Case

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Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February.While Engelbert did not reveal specifics about Griner, she did say that the Phoenix Mercury All-Star player and Olympic gold medalist was “safe,” according to Yahoo Sports.“Obviously we’re getting a ton of support from the government, from specialists,” Engelbert said. "And her representation is able to visit with Brittney.”The commissioner added, “We know she’s safe, but we want to get her home.

So it’s just a very complex situation right now and we’re following the advice. There’s not a day that goes by that we’re not talking to someone that has views on what we’re doing and how we’re moving forward.”Russian authorities allege that Griner was stopped in a Moscow airport and was found to be transporting hashish oil, an illegal substance.

She’s being held until at least May 19. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years in prison.Griner’s condition has not been elaborated on as the U.S.

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