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BRITTNEY GRINER: WNBA STAR SENTENCED FOR NINE YEARS IN RUSSIAN JAIL

BRITTNEY GRINER: WNBA STAR SENTENCED FOR NINE YEARS IN RUSSIAN JAIL

The court in Russia sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner, finding her guilty of bringing marijuana-infused vape cartridges and giving her nine years in prison.

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Mr. President Joe Biden's statement says it is "unacceptable and calls for the release of a WNBA star."

When was she arrested?

She was arrested in February 2022. She was fined almost $16,900.

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The WNBA's Brittney Griner shared a statement and said ...

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"I want the court to understand that this was an honest mistake that I made while rushing, under stress, trying to recover from COVID and just trying to get back to my team."

– Brittney Griner

Will she rejoin her family and WNBA team?

According to US President Joe Biden, The WNBA star received a 9 years prison sentence and added ...

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"Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney. It's unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates,"

- Joe Biden

Following Griner's arrest, a Russian court discussed a prisoner swap in the United States.