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Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison on Drug Charges

Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Russian CourtBrittney Griner has been sentenced to nine years in prison after a Russian court convicted the WNBA star on drug charges, stemming from her February arrest at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. On Aug. 4, the court found Griner guilty of drug possession and smuggling and also found that…

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Inside Brittney Griner’s possible new home locked up in Russian prison

WNBA star Brittney Griner was convicted of cannabis possession and smuggling in Russia on Thursday and was sentenced to nine years in prison. While it’s not clear exactly where she will be serving out her unusually harsh sentence — which she is appealing — Griner may return to the female penal facility where she has…

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Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison for drug possession and smuggling

WNBA superstar Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug possession and smuggling. Griner had been found guilty of the charges in court and finally received her sentencing on Thursday. Griner was arrested in Feb. for carrying cannabis oil vape cartridges onto an airplane while she was playing for…

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Brittney Griner Had Doctor’s Note For Cannabis Use, Lawyers Say In Russian Court

Topline Lawyers representing WNBA star Brittney Griner presented proof Griner received medical clearance in the U.S. for cannabis use during her Russian trial on drug charges Friday, adding credibility to Griner’s claims she didn’t intend to break the law, though it may not help her actual case considering Russia’s strict drug laws. Brittney Griner speaks…

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What to Know About WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia

The criminal trial of 31-year-old WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained for more than four months, began in Russia on July 1. She faces up to 10 years in prison for the alleged transportation and smuggling of cannabis products. Experts say that she is unlikely to receive a fair…

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Brittney Griner to Have Preliminary Hearing in Moscow on Monday

Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty ImagesPhoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner will have a preliminary hearing Monday in Moscow, her lawyer Alexander Boikov told ABC News’ Teddy Grant.Griner has remained detained for 129 days after she was arrested at a Moscow airport in February for allegedly possessing vape cartridges with hashish oil in her baggage.A Russian court…

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Wife of Brittney Griner says scheduled call never happened

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed, Cherelle Griner said Monday. The couple has not spoken by phone in the…

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Suns to Honor Brittney Griner with No. 42 Decal on Court for Rest of Playoffs

Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesThe Phoenix Suns announced that they will honor Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner with a No. 42 decal on their home floor at Footprint Center for the remainder of the NBA playoffs.Phoenix Suns @Sunspic.twitter.com/Ati0rj9kOKGriner is still detained in Russia after being taken into custody in February. Customs officials alleged they found vape cartridges that…

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Brittney Griner’s Request For House Arrest Has Been Denied, Olympian Will Be Held In Russia For 30 Days More

Olympian & WNBA athlete Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for possessing vape cartridges containing hashish oil. Her legal team had asked Russian courts for release on house arrest but was denied. 199 Views The hearing in Moscow that happened Thursday had been requested by Griner’s legal team, TMZ Sports reported. Her legal team…