Sports world reacts to sad Brittney Griner news

Brittney Yevette Griner is an American professional basketball player

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Brittany played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco Texas

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Brittany is currently spending the day in Russian captivity

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A persons birthday is usually a cause for celebration

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Brittany Griner turned 32 on Tuesday

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But she wont be able to celebrate with her friends or family

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Because he has been illegally detained even after being found guilty on drug charges and sentenced to nine years in prison.

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It appears that the United States and Russia are trying to work on a possible prisoner swap between the two countries

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There was initially some hope that Griner might be released soon

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A Russian aid recently revealed that negotiating Griner release is not a priority for Russia

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