Micah Parsons is not a fan of the Brittney Griner prisoner swap


While much of the sports world rejoiced at the news of WNBA star Brittney Griner's release from a Russian prison, there were a couple notable figures who weren't so sure.

Among those expressing doubts was Dallas Cowboys star linebacker Micah Parsons, who apparently didn't care for the one-for-one prisoner swap that saw convicted arms dealer Victor Bout returned to his native Russia in exchange for Griner.

More specifically, the reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and All-Pro was upset that the US was unable to secure the release of former Marine Paul Whelan, who in 2018 was sentenced to 16 years in a Russian prison on spying charges.

"Wait nah!! We left a Marine?!! Hell nah," Parsons tweeted in response to the Griner news.

Parsons also deleted a tweet declaring that he still wouldn't vote for President Biden, in response to Biden's tweet announcing the Griner prisoner swap.

Parsons later clarified that he supports neither Biden nor former President Trump, adding that he is happy for Griner but disappointed that Whelan's release wasn't secured as well because he has "family who have served."

Parsons' comments come after months of campaigning by countless athletes and sports journalists calling for Griner's release.

Many of those same figures welcomed Thursday's news with celebratory tweets.

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