U.S. Officials Visit Brittney Griner in Russia A U.S. Embassy official visited detained WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russia. A spokesperson from the U.S. State Department shared the information on Wednesday, noting to CNN that Griner appeared “to be in good condition.” According to the spokesperson, the U.S. “will do everything we can to see that she is treated fairly throughout this ordeal.” Griner’s lawyers, meanwhile, have been able to visit her during her time in Russia. How long do you think Brittney Griner will be detained in Russia? How do you think this will affect her basketball career?
United States center Brittney Griner high fives teammates after a play during the second half of a women's basketball game against Senegal at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The United States defeated Senegal 121-56. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)