U.S. congressman Colin Allred (D-Texas) is reportedly working with the State Department to secure the release of Brittney Griner from Russian authorities, according to ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel.

Griner has been detained in Russia since Feb. 17 after the Russian Federal Customs Service found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow. Allread, who played football at Griner’s alma mater, Baylor, noted differences in the Russian criminal justice system as obstacles standing in the way of the WNBA star’s safe return to the U.S. Read More