Brittney Griner is lastly dwelling … the WNBA star touched down on U.S. soil early Friday morning — after officers efficiently negotiated her launch from Russian custody on Thursday.
The 32-year-old was noticed getting off a non-public jet in San Antonio … at round 5:40 AM ET.
She gave the impression to be carrying the identical outfit — a pink jacket and dark-colored pants — that she wore when she crossed paths with Viktor Bout within the UAE after the U.S. agreed to commerce the arms vendor to Russia in trade for the basketball participant.
White Home Nationwide Safety Council Communications Coordinator John Kirby advised TODAY after Griner’s arrival that those that traveled along with her mentioned she was in “very, superb spirits.”
“[She] gave the impression to be, clearly, in good well being,” Kirby added.
Griner is now anticipated to bear a myriad of testing at an area medical facility in Texas to ensure she’s OK … earlier than she ultimately returns to her dwelling in Phoenix.
Griner had been detained in Russia since February — after she was accused of bringing cannabis oil in her baggage at a Moscow airport. In August, she was sentenced to nine years in Russian jail.
Following her launch on Thursday, Griner was seen smiling on a aircraft as she made her manner again to the States.
Her spouse, Cherelle Griner, said at the White House hours after her launch that she felt like her household was “complete” once more.
“As we speak is only a blissful day for me and my household,” she mentioned. “So, I will smile proper now.”