WNBA News – Brittney Griner

  BREAKING NEWS:  Griner Freed in Prisoner Exchange – Brittney Griner, the WNBA star who was held for months in Russian prisons on drug charges, was released Thursday in a one-for-one prisoner swap for international arms dealer Viktor Bout, bringing an end to an ordeal that sparked intensive high-level negotiations between the U.S. and the Kremlin to secure her freedom. “She’s safe. She’s on a plane,” President Biden said at the White House, announcing the exchange.”She’s on her way home. After months of being unjustly detained in Russia, held under intolerable circumstances, Brittney will soon be back in the arms of her loved ones and she should have been there all along. This is a day we’ve worked toward for a long time. We never stopped pushing for her release.” Read more at:  https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/brittney-griner-release-russia-prisoner-swap-viktor-bout/(CBS News Staff)

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