WNBA star Griner’s Russia detention extended for third time
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) looks to pass as Chicago Sky center Candace Parker defends during the first half of game 1 of the WNBA basketball Finals , Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Phoenix. Griner was arrested in Russia last month at a Moscow airport after a search of her luggage revealed vape cartridges. The Russian Customs Service said Saturday, March 5, 2022, that the cartridges were identified as containing oil derived from cannabis, which could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The customs service identified the person arrested as a female player for the U.S. national team and did not specify the date of her arrest. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Brittney Griner finnaly gets access to the U.S.Consulate. However, she is still being detained in Russia with no release date in sight.

According to U.S. officials, who saw the WNBA star after she had been in Russia for a month without access to family, friends, U.S. lawyers or consular officials, Griner looks fine.

CNN is reporting that a staffer from the American embassy in Russia met with Griner earlier this week and described her as being “in good condition” despite being incarcerated for the past month.

CNN stated:

The embassy official was granted consular access to Griner on Tuesday, according to Price, the first official government access given to Griner since she had been detained by Russia since mid-February. “We were able to check on her condition, we will continue to work very closely with her legal team, with her broader network, to see to it that she is treated fairly,” Price told CNN’s Poppy Harlow.

This news is only the first update on Griner’s condition since news broke weeks ago that she was being detained in Russia for what Russian authorities report as drug possession.

As it has been widely reported, Griner, arguably the WNBA’s best player, was in the land of Putin to play for a Russian team during the WNBA’s offseason; something she has done for the past eight years.

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