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Brittney Griner Spoke With US Diplomats at Court Hearing in Russia

Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner

Photographer: Christian Petersen/Getty Images 

US basketball star and Olympian Brittney Griner spoke briefly with American diplomats on the sidelines of a court hearing in Russia, where she has been detained since February for allegedly possessing vape cartridges containing cannabis oil. 

Griner, 31, is “doing as well as can be expected under what can only be described as exceedingly difficult circumstances,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters on a call Friday morning. A consular official from the US embassy in Moscow spoke with the Phoenix Mercury player on the margins of the hearing, Price said.