Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner Makes Surprise Public Appearance at MLK Day March One Month After Prison Release

One month after her release from Russian detention, WNBA star Brittney Griner made a surprise appearance at Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Phoenix, Arizona.

January 17, 2023

Brittney Griner's Wife Reflects on Their Next Chapter Together

Weeks after WNBA star Brittney Griner's release from Russian detention, Cherelle Griner opens up about their "amazing" yet "overwhelming" new journey ahead.

December 27, 2022

Brittney Griner's Wife Cherelle Reflects on Their "Amazing" Yet "Overwhelming" New Chapter

Weeks after WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from Russian detention, her wife Cherelle Griner is opening up about their next chapter: "It's a new journey for us."

December 27, 2022

Brittney Griner Breaks Silence After Release From Russian Captivity

Following her release from Russian custody, Brittany Griner expressed her gratitude for being freed after spending 294 days in detainment: "The last 10 months have been a battle at every turn."

December 16, 2022

Brittney Griner's Agent Addresses Her Possible Return to WNBA After Prison Release

Brittney Griner played basketball for the first time in 10 months after being released from a Russian prison on Dec. 8. Scroll down to hear where the WNBA star stands on returning to the court.

December 12, 2022

Brittney Griner Arrives in the U.S. After Release From Russia

Brittney Griner landed in the U.S. after being released from Russian detention, where she was serving a nine-year prison term. Watch.

December 9, 2022

Brittney Griner Lands in U.S. After Being Released From Russian Detention

WNBA star Brittney Griner has landed in the U.S. after being released from Russian detention Dec. 8 where she was serving a nine year prison term.

December 9, 2022

Brittney Griner's Wife Cherelle Speaks Out After WNBA Star's Release From Russian Captivity

Following WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release from Russian detention Dec. 8, her wife, Cherelle, is speaking out: "I am just standing here overwhelmed with emotions."

December 8, 2022

WNBA Star Brittney Griner FREED From Russian Custody in Prisoner Swap

A senior White House official announces that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released after 294 days in Russian custody. Get the Details.

December 8, 2022

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Released From Russian Captivity in Prisoner Swap

Months after being sentenced to nine years in prison, WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from Russian detention and is "on her way home," President Joe Biden shared on Dec. 8.

December 8, 2022

Brittney Griner Being Moved to Russian Penal Colony at Unknown Location

After a Russian court denied Brittney Griner's appeal related to her nine-year prison sentence, the WNBA star's lawyers have shared she is being moved to a penal colony at an undisclosed location.

November 9, 2022

Brittney Griner's Appeal Rejected by Russian Court

Brittney Griner's appeal of a 9-year prison sentence has been denied by a Russian court. Get the details on what's next for the WNBA star.

October 25, 2022

Brittney Griner's Appeal of 9-Year Prison Sentence Rejected By Russian Court

Nearly three months after Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison, a Moscow court denied the WNBA player's appeal. Get all the latest details on the legal proceedings below.

October 25, 2022

Brittney Griner Sends Birthday Message From Russian Prison

Brittney Griner shared a statement to her supporters as she celebrated her 32nd birthday behind bars in a Russian prison. See what she had to say.

October 18, 2022

Brittney Griner Sends Message to Supporters While Celebrating Her 32nd Birthday in Russian Prison

Brittney Griner shared a statement to her supporters as she celebrated her 32nd birthday behind bars in a Russian prison. See what she had to say below.

October 18, 2022

Brittney Griner's "Terrified" Wife Cherelle Griner Feels WNBA Star Is a "Hostage" in Russia

As Brittney Griner remains in a Russian prison ahead of an appeal hearing over her conviction for drug charges, her wife Cherelle Griner questions in an interview if she'll ever see her again.

October 5, 2022

Brittney Griner Files Appeal Against Russian Court’s Decision After 9-Year Sentence

A little more than a week after a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison, her team of attorneys have filed an appeal. Find out more about the latest development.

August 15, 2022

Brittney Griner: Russia Ready to Discuss Prisoner Swap

Per NBC News, this update comes one day after WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison for a drug offense. Get the details.

August 5, 2022

Brittney Griner’s Attorneys Speak Out After WNBA Star Is Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

After a Russian court found Brittney Griner guilty on drug charges and sentenced the WNBA star to 9 years in prison on Aug. 4, her attorneys are responding to the verdict.

August 4, 2022

WNBA's Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison on Drug Charges

A Russian court found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty on drug charges. Find out more details about the Aug. 4 sentencing below.

August 4, 2022

Brittney Griner Breaks Down in Court While Explaining Why She Pled Guilty to Drug Charges

During her Aug. 4 appearance in a Russian court, Brittney Griner became emotional as she explained why she entered a guilty plea in her drug smuggling case.

August 4, 2022

Brittney Griner Case: Biden Administration Offers to Exchange Russian Arms Trafficker for WNBA Star

The Biden Administration has reportedly offered Russia a deal to trade Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout for WNBA star Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, according to CNN. Find out more below.

July 27, 2022

Brittney Griner Testifies in Russian Court Amid Ongoing Trial

Nearly three weeks after Brittney Griner entered a guilty plea in her drug smuggling case, the WNBA star shared her testimony amid an ongoing trial in a Russian court.

July 27, 2022