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NFL star takes swipe at Biden over Griner prisoner swap deal

Posted On: Feb 1, 2023   |   Posted By: RT

NFL star takes swipe at Biden over Griner prisoner swap deal

Micah Parsons questioned his government's approach before backtracking
Dallas Cowboys star linebacker Micah Parsons criticized the US government for Thursday's prisoner swap deal involving women's basketball star Brittney Griner and Russian businessman Viktor Bout, before reversing course and claiming he had not been “educated” on the matter.
Griner, 32, was detained at a Moscow airport in February after she was found to be carrying cannabis oil in her luggage. The WNBA star, who is one of professional basketball's most prominent female players, was subsequently sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony on drug charges.
But after several months of detention, it was announced on Thursday that Russia and the US had come to terms on a prisoner exchange which saw Griner return to America, while Bout would move in the opposite direction.
Bout had served 11 years of a 25-year sentence in the US on gun-running charges. He denied all claims of illegality against him.

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