By the Numbers: Brittney Griner's release

After 294 days detained in Russia, WNBA star Brittney Griner is making her return to the U.S.
1:18 | 12/09/22

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 THE RELEASE OF BRITNEY GRINER ENDS A LONG ORDEAL FOR THE WNBA SUPERSTAR. LET'S TAKE A LOOK BY THE NUMBERS. GRINER SPENT 294 DAYS DETAINED IN RUSSIA AFTER HER ARREST IN FEBRUARY ON CHARGES THAT SHE BROUGHT FAITH CARTRIDGES CARRYING HIS SHEET OIL INTO THE COUNTRY WHERE SHE PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY DURING THE WNBA OFF-SEASON. SHE WAS SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON IN AUGUST, AND AFTER HER APPEAL WAS DENIED, SHE WAS RELOCATED TO A PENAL COLONY, 200 MILES EAST OF MOSCOW. IT WAS A FAR CRY FROM HER LIFE AS A BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR. THE SIX FOOT NINE INCH GRINER WAS A SEVEN-TIME ALL-STAR FOR THE PHOENIX MERCURY, WHERE SHE WON A WNBA CHAMPIONSHIP IN 201. SHE IS ALSO BROUGHT HOME TWO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS PLAYING FOR TEAM USA, AND WON THE 2020 -- NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE BAYLOR BEARS AFTER LEAVING HER TEAM TO AN UNDEFEATED 40 TO 0 RECORD. IT WAS WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST DOMINANT COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS EVER. WNBA FAMILY PAY TRIBUTE TO HER THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, INCLUDING SUPPORTING HER NAME AND NUMBER, 42 ON THE JERSEYS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WNBA ALL-STAR GAME. WHILE HER CURRENT AND FORMER TEAMMATES WILL BE THRILLED TO SEE HER AGAIN,

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