Brittney Griner is back in the US after a Russian prisoner swap

SAN ANONTIO — WNBA megastar Brittney Griner has landed on American soil after 10 months in Russian detention.

Griner touched down at Kelly Airfield in San Antonio at 4:29 a.m. m. close hour.

She was introduced to Brook Army Medical Center, where she will undergo an evaluation and meet with her wife, Cherelle Griner.

The 32-year-old Houston native was incarcerated in a Russian penal colony earlier this year after authorities found cannabis oil in her purse

Sentenced her to 9 years. The Biden administration negotiated her release in exchange for Russian finger supplier Viktor Bout.

Griner's comfortable return completed an important goal for President Biden

but she has been criticized for failing to win the freedom of another American

Reporter Jia Chen from member station TPR reported from San Antonio. Emily Olson contributed reporting from Washington, D.C.

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