Tuesday, March 08, 2022

The Russians Release a Picture of Brittney Griner

This week we learned that WNBA player Brittney Griner had been detained in Russia nearly a month ago after drug sniffing dogs found a vape pen and THC cartridges in her luggage upon her arrival at the airport in Moscow [click here if you missed that]. 

The Russian State Media has released a picture of Brittney, but her whereabout are still unknown...
Russian state media have released a photograph of WNBA star Brittney Griner in custody, the first since she was detained at the airport in Moscow last month on suspicion of carrying a cannabis-filled vape pen.
Griner, 31, was taken into custody at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after returning to Russia from New York during a two-week break from play at the end of February. The exact date of her arrest is unclear and it remains unknown where she is now.
The Wall Street Journal reports that she was scheduled to play on February 20, and that a flight arrived at the airport on February 17 which she may have been on.
She had been playing for the Moscow team UMMC Ekaterinburg and was earning $1.5million for the off-season - six times her WNBA salary with the Phoenix Mercury.