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Brittney Griner’s Detention Extended For 3rd Time

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 10: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury durring pregame warmups at Footprint Center on October 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Mattina/Getty Images)

Russian authorities have extended Brittney Griner’s detention for a third time. The 31-year-old WNBA star, who’s been locked up in a Russian jail since February, will now stay behind bars until July 2nd – at the earliest, according to the state-run news agency Tass. However, Griner could remain locked up even longer than that. Tass quotes a “top Russian diplomat” who says Griner will remain detained until an investigation into her case has been completed. Are Russian investigators dragging their feet because Griner is an American?

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