Sports World Reacts To Brittney Griner 'Stressed' News

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The sports world is hoping for a safe and speedy return of Brittany Griner to the United States.

Unfortunately, the longtime WNBA star is reportedly "stressed" as he is being held captive in Russia,

Following his conviction on drug trafficking charges.

Griner has been in Russian custody since earlier this year, when he was arrested at the airport.

He reportedly had hash oil in his bag at the airport.

"Britney is stressed and very worried about the future," her lawyer, Maria Blagovolina, told PEOPLE.

"We need to use every legal opportunity we have, and appeals are one of these opportunities."

Thankfully, an important step has been taken.

It could be a big step in the midst of hopes of bringing Griner home soon.

"Significant development in the Brittany Griner/Paul Whelan story. If Richardson had been there, the sources said,

This means they are close enough to talk the details. But that doesn't guarantee a deal is imminent. So,

More of a "promising but painful" phase for families, wrote TJ Quinn.

The sports world is hoping for a safe return for Griner amid a tense, unfortunate situation.

It's understandable that Griner would be tense and uncomfortable as his condition continues.

Hope it gets resolved soon.