WNBA concerned over Brittney Griner situation

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"WNBA officials are growing concerned for Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, who has been held captive nearly two months in Russia and faces up to 10 years in prison."

“This is an unimaginable situation for BG to be in,” WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said. “She continues to have our full support.

"Certainly, we’re trying everything we can, every angle, working with her legal representation, her agent, elected leaders, the administration."

"Just everybody in our ecosystem to try and find ways to get her home safely and as quickly as we can.”

"Griner was detained at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 when a search of her luggage allegedly revealed multiple cannabis oil vape cartridges, which could result in a penalty of 10 years in prison."

"Russian media reported Griner would be detained until at least May 19, which is two weeks into the WNBA regular season."

"Even if released on that date, Griner’s passport could be restricted or limited while she awaits a ruling on any penalty."

"U.S. officials have said they are hopeful Griner would be released but diplomatic efforts have thus far been unfruitful."

"Griner is one of approximately 70 WNBA players who use the offseason to play for an international team. This was Griner’s eighth season with UMMC Ekaterinburg."

"The league has no timeline for Griner’s possible return. Engelbert said the Mercury and WNBA officials are in constant contact with the United States government and Griner’s legal representation."

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