Brittany Greiner Calls Timeout – Needs Time off to Focus on her Mental Health

Lately, things have been really hard for Brittney Griner. The 32-year-old professional basketball player has faced criminal charges and got arrested for it in Russia. Griner also faced legal punishments of said crime in Russia.

The mainstream sports have made this into an issue and sent what was called a trained Russian arms dealer to free Griner from prison. Since that time things have not gone well for Phoenix Mercury since Griner has been back from Russia.

In the middle of the ongoing WNBA season, Brittney Griner decides that to take a break and that she needs a time off to focus on her mental health. The Phoenix Mercury announced this in a release on Saturday.

Griner plays professional basketball for the team Phoenix Mercury on the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). With her defensive style of playing, she has been awarded with many recognitions including multiple All-Star selections and the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Off the court, Griner is actively involved in advocacy work, supporting causes related to gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights.

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