Brittney Griner? WNBA star Trevor Reed's fate uncertain after release

Phoenix Mercury Griner was arrested in Russia in February after authorities discovered hashish oil cartridges in her luggage.

The release of Trevor Reed from Russian detention on Wednesday sparked questions and outrage over the fate of American basketball star Brittney Griner.

Griner, 31, was arrested in February after Russian authorities said they found cannabis oil vape cartridges in her luggage at a Moscow airport. Since then, Russia has had her.

The news of Reed's release from Russian captivity elicited mixed reactions on social media.

Cherelle Griner, Griner's wife, wrote on Instagram that she "is overjoyed for The Reed Family."

I don't know them, but I understand the pain of having a loved one detained abroad.

Only a safe return home can alleviate that level of pain.
"I'm so happy for Trevor Reed and his family!" one user tweeted. But we must do so for Brittney Griner.

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