By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 10 Dec, 2022
This prisoner swap gained lot of criticism from the sports community, including Rachel Bush, the wife of Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer over Biden’s action.
In the hours after hearing of Griner's release, Bush rushed to Twitter to express her disgust with the arrangement.
Bush on her Twitter feed mentioned, “So let me get this straight. We are sending billions to Ukraine for their war, however we just traded the “merchant of death” Russian arms dealer back to Russia DURING their war with Ukraine in exchange for a basketball player. Does that even SOUND RIGHT TO YOU?!”
Griner was accused of bringing medicinal hashish oil onto a domestic aircraft with her Russian Premier League squad in January and was later convicted.
Griner was given a nine-year term in a female prison colony with utmost security by the Russians. Though they did so right away after the decision, the Russians rejected Griner's request for release in late October and just recently acknowledged doing so.
In the first images of Griner following her release, she was shown without her signature dreadlocks.
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