Brittney Griner's on her way home!
"Kudos to @POTUS and his administration for the difficult diplomatic work involved to make it happen," Barak Obama posted. "We’re looking forward to having Brittney back home."
"The WNBA is grateful beyond measure to the Biden Administration, the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, and all those who played a role in bringing BG home today," Cathy Engelbert WNBA Commisioner said.
"We thank the members of the NBA and WNBA community who never wavered in their efforts to raise awareness of Brittney's unjust circumstances." NBA Commisioner Adam Silver, added.
Griner has been detained since February after being found with hashish oil in her luggage in a Moscow airport. She was found guilty and sentenced to a Russian prison for the next nine years. U.S. officials agreed to trade arms dealer Viktor Bout, and now Griner is allowed to return home.
" Her wife, Cherelle Griner, said she felt like her family is now "whole" again. Said President Joe Biden."