Brittney Griner is free. Here's what we know about how it happened Published December 8, 2022 at 12:06 PM EST Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Listen • 5:31 WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP) WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from Russia Thursday morning. Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with The Washington Post’s Missy Ryan about the prisoner swap that led to her release. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.