Brittney Yevette Griner (born October 18, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas. She is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and block 500 shots

In 2009, Griner was named the nation's No. 1 high school women's basketball player by 

Griner was on the United States women's Olympic team in 2016, and led them to victory at the Rio Olympics. 

The two-time Olympic gold medalist was found guilty of marijuana possession and smuggling after confessing to owning cannabis oil.

John Kirby, the national security spokesman for the White House, called the US offer "a serious approach" but provided no other information.

Russia is prepared to discuss the subject, according to Sergei Lavrov, the country's foreign minister, on Friday.

According to US media reports, Washington is reportedly offering to swap a Russian arms dealer for a prisoner.

Seventy percent of Americans also support clearing past cannabis convictions from criminal records for nonviolent offenders. 

The "merchant of death," Viktor Bout, is currently serving a 25-year prison term in the US.