US basketball star Brittney Griner stated Friday in her first remarks since being launched from a Russian jail that it was “so good to be residence” and vowed to play once more for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
Griner, in a message on Instagram, thanked a protracted listing of individuals for securing her launch with a “particular thanks” to President Joe Biden.
“It feels so good to be residence!” Griner stated. “The final 10 months have been a battle at each flip.”
Griner, who was arrested in Russia in February on drug fees, stated she would do “no matter I can” to assist safe the discharge of Paul Whelan, one other American held in Russia.
Griner stated she deliberate to be again on the court docket.
“I additionally wish to make one factor very clear: I intend to play basketball for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury this season,” she stated.
Griner was swapped final week for Viktor Bout, a infamous Russian arms vendor often called the “Service provider of Demise,” and brought to a US Military base in Texas for a medical checkup.
It was not instantly clear from her submit if she had already left the navy base, however she stated she could be “residence to benefit from the holidays with my household.”
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