Brittney Griner doesn’t care how it happens, she just wants to come home and get out Russia.
The Phoenix Mercury superstar was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug smuggling. She was caught with hash oil in a vape pen at the airport in Russia. She’s been in custody since February.
Now, the U.S. government has another deal in order to get her home. According to Bill Richardson, the U.S. could attempt to do a two-for-two prisoner swap.
“My view is optimistic, I think she’s gonna be free. There’s gonna be a prisoner swap — I think it’s gonna be two-for-two. Can’t forget about Paul Whelan,” Richardson, an outside advisor, said.
The U.S. was reportedly considering giving up a Russian arms dealer in exchange for Griner.
For her WNBA career, Griner has averaged 17.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 blocked shots, and 1.8 assists a game over 254 contests.