Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russian court

Griner values letter from Biden, lawyer say

At Thursday's hearing, a senior US negotiator gave Griner a letter US President Joe Biden thought of her in answer to her July 4 letter in which she argued for Biden's assistance.

U.S. officials and numerous competitors have required the release of Griner - or "BG" as she is known to ball fans - who they say have been unfairly confined. 

Texas senator Colin Allred, who is likewise an individual from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he was expressly working with the State Department to accelerate Griner's re-visitation of the U.S. Allred portrayed the circumstance as "very concerning."  

For what reason was Griner in Russia?