Brittney Griner meets with U.S. officials for first time since Russian detainment in February

March 23, 2022

U.S. consular officials were able to visit with WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russia for the first time Wednesday and reported that she was in “good condition,” a State Department spokesman told CNN.

Griner has been in custody since Feb. 17 on charges that she attempted to smuggle vape cartridges containing hashish oil into Russia. The U.S. State Department had said Russian officials were denying them access to Griner or two American men who are in custody, contrary to international-law requirements. ESPN