Brittney Griner’s arrest in Russia has sparked fears for her safety and prayers that she can return home safely.
The WNBA star was arrested last month after authorities said a search of her luggage found vape cartridges containing cannabis-derived oil. If convicted, Griner faces up to ten years in prison.
Basketball Hall of Famer Reggie Miller told Fox News Digital in a recent interview that he prayed for the Phoenix Mercury Center to return safely to the United States.
“I hope for a safe journey back for Brittney. Again, you know, since I don’t have all the details, I know it’s not right to hold her,” Miller said. “I don’t even think we know where she is, I’m sure the State Department knows, but there is still very little information coming out of Russia at the moment. That’s what’s a bit worrying.”
Miller, who has teamed up again with Wendy’s for the company’s March Madness campaign and will be on-call for some men’s basketball games next month, told Fox News Digital he’s only played overseas a couple of times but never anything experienced by Griner goes through.
“I’m praying for her safe journey home,” said Miller, whose sister Cheryl is also a Hall of Famer and women’s basketball pioneer. “I think all we can do from my standpoint and from us Americans is hope for a safe return.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said Tuesday that Griner was among the Americans being held on “false charges.”
“Here’s the point for all those being held in Russia, all these Americans being held in Russia on false charges, they should be released now,” Lee said, vowing not to put anyone in greater danger.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/09/reggie-miller-on-wnba-star-brittney-griner-arrest-i-hope-for-a-safe-passage-back-for-brittney/ “I hope Brittney has a safe journey home”