'Forgiving' Sports Fans Brittney Griner After Her Admittance 

Following this weekend's national anthem statements by Brittney Griner,  

some sports fans who previously criticized the WNBA star have started to "forgive" her. 

Griner participated in her first WNBA game since her release from a Russian prison. 

Due to drug allegations, she spent almost a year in prison in Russia. 

Griner experienced emotional during the playing of the national anthem on Friday night in front of her WNBA supporters. 

Hearing the national anthem "hit different," according to Griner. It's similar like when you compete in the Olympics; 

as you sit there waiting to get the gold medal and as the national song begins to play, 

something new happens. "I have finally made amends with Ms. Griner.