From a prison in Russia to playing again in the WNBA

The basketball player agreed to their bond for another season to thank the track for the help received when he was imprisoned in Russia.

Brittney Griner will play again on WNBAas announced by the franchise phoenix mercury when he communicated the agreement for one season to the player. grinned there will be action after being imprisoned in Russia through large-scale drug trade when less than a gram of cannabis oil was found in his belongings entering the country at the airport in Sheremetyevoin Moscow.

The news of the return of grinned basketball is promoted by the specialized portal His Hoop Stats and later confirmed by the chain ESPN. The 32-year-old basketball player will earn $165,100 this season to compete again with the franchise where he played from 2013 to 2021 and where he won the title of WNBA in 2014 in addition to being selected for the All-Star eight times.

When he arrived at USAafter being exchanged for a Russian prisoner Victor BoutThe Merchant of Deathsaid: “It feels so good to be home! The last ten months have been a constant battle. I also want to make one thing clear: I intend to play basketball for the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA this season, and in doing so, Do I really want to be able to say ‘thank you’ in person and as soon as possible to those who defend me, write or publish for me”.

Griner had been in prison for less than a year when, in February 2022, he was brought into the Russian justice system for drug trafficking. He was found guilty and sentenced to 9 years in prison. in the middle of a strong tension between Moscow and Washington and there are high points after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The countries worked through diplomatic channels for a prisoner exchange and managed to return the basketball player in exchange for an arms dealer.

With information from EFE

Source: Tycsports

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