Dawn Staley Shows Support For Brittney Griner in Tweets

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been “wrongfully detained” in Russia for more than three months after Russian Federal Customs Service found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow.

Griner’s detainment has sparked a broader national conversation beyond the WNBA about bringing the seven-time All-Star back to the United States. However, Griner’s pretrial detention was extended by one month on Friday, further keeping her under Russian officials.

Authorities have reportedly denied consular access to Griner from U.S. Embassy officials three times this month, according to the U.S. Embassy Moscow’s official Twitter account.

While her detention has been extended, Griner has received tons of outpouring support from the WNBA community and college coaches like South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, who coached Griner on Team USA during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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