WNBA statement regarding Brittney Griner

NEW YORK – WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert issued the following statement regarding Brittney Griner:

“There has not been a day over the past ten months where we all haven’t had Brittney Griner on our minds and in our hearts and that has now turned into a collective wave of joy and relief knowing that she will soon be reunited with her family, the WNBA player community, and her friends.  BG has shown extraordinary courage and dignity in the face of enormous adversity.  The WNBA is grateful beyond measure to the Biden Administration, the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, and all those who played a role in bringing BG home today.  Our hope is that Paul Whelan and every wrongfully detained American will be returned home safely and as soon as possible.”