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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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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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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…