US basketball star Brittney Griner freed in America-Russia prisoner swap deal

How long has Brittney Griner played Basketball in Russia?

Brittney Griner is now free and can play again after a successful deal between the United States and Russian Federation

Brittney Griner who is an American Basketball star was arrested in Russia for drug possession. Though she explained it was for recreational purposes, the laws of Russia still caught up with her.

Brittney Griner may have ended up serving a nine year jail term in Russian prison after a Russian Court rejected her appeal against her jail term. Read more: Russia rejects Brittney Griner’s appeal against her 9year jail term unless US government negotiate a deal.

The United States and Russia has today agreed to a swap deal where Griner will be allowed to come home by Russian authorities. The deal makes way for a convicted Russian arms dealer, Viktor Bout a US official told Fox News.

President of the United States, Joe Biden tweeted awhile ago, confirming Griner was on her way home.

“Moments ago I spoke to Brittney Griner. She is safe. She is on a plane, she is on her way home” he said.

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