Brittney Griner Breaks Silence After Prison Release

By Kamal

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Brittany Griner, who was released from Russian custody after 294 days detention, expressed gratitude that she was freed. 

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"The last 10 month have been a struggle at every turn." Brittney Griner is grateful to be at home.

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A little over a week after being released from Russian custody Dec. 8, the WBNA star shared her relief at being back in America.

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She wrote, "It feels so great to be home," alongside photos of her stepping off a plane that she shared on Instagram Dec.16. 

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Every day for the past ten months has been difficult. I fought to keep my faith, and the support from so many of your loved ones helped me persevere. 

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Brittney thanked all those who helped her to be released and concluded her message by sharing her outlook for the future.

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She continued, "I also want you to be very clear: I plan to play basketball this season for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury." 

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"I look forward to saying 'thanks' to all of you who wrote, advocated, and posted for my cause in person."

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Her arrest at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport in February 2021 for allegedly having vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage was followed by almost a year before her release.

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