WNBA Star Brittney Griner Sentenced To 9 Years In Russian Prison

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Sentenced To 9 Years In Russian Prison


WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison on Thursday.

Russian prosecutors had argued that Griner, who was convicted of sneaking marijuana vaping materials into the country, should serve 9 1/2 years in prison.

The request came during closing arguments in a court outside Moscow, nearly six months after the 6-foot, 9-inch WNBA star was nabbed at an airport with contraband. The U.S. has been trying to negotiate her release, reportedly considering offering a notorious Russian arms dealer imprisoned here as a trade.

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“I never meant to hurt anybody, I never meant to put in jeopardy the Russian population, I never meant to break any laws here,” Griner said prior to the delivery of the verdict in the Khimki city courthouse. “I made

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