Britney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

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The diplomatic standoff between the U.S. and Russia has intensified after a Russian judge found the WNBA star was guilty on drug charges.

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Leslie Thompson August 5, 2022 - 5:31 PM

Common sense!

Zoechka August 5, 2022 - 5:31 PM

I love how she she said "spouse" not "wife" because Russian politics does not acknowledge gay rights. (I'm Russian and I'm not speaking for the general public, just clarifying)
A Russian prison is the last place anyone would want to be, so I feel for her on that, but forgetting to have drugs in your luggage when traveling to or from Russia, or literally any other country for that matter is just the worst possible idea..

Random Randomness KCMO August 5, 2022 - 5:31 PM

Fucked around and found out 🤣🤣🤣 we shouldn’t be dealing with trying to make deals to get this dude chick released. He/she knew the laws of Russia…

Kurk August 5, 2022 - 5:33 PM

Didn't she once say she hates America…but now?

Tyler Thorne August 5, 2022 - 5:33 PM

If Trump was still in office she would be home already!!!!
The choices you make will dictate the rest of your life !!!!

*FBA* Kay August 5, 2022 - 5:33 PM

Many of these fake outrage leftist Twitter voices keep calling out the NBA players ( AKA the Black NBA Players, or just Lebron James ) for not getting as involved with this issue as they would like. But one thing they'll never do is call out the powerful LGBT lobby, and all their famous voices who should be doing all they can to bail out one of their most famous representatives. But they aren't, and Instead of using their influence to help Brittney they stay on social media trashing Black NBA players…

Jim Eagle August 5, 2022 - 5:34 PM

I’m getting tired of folks viewing laws as “suggestions”. She deserved the sentence.
Thanks
~Jim Eagle

Defender76 August 5, 2022 - 5:34 PM

USA isn’t so bad now is it?! Hopefully when he gets out he’ll appreciate the place he claims is so bad

Oliver Dylan August 5, 2022 - 5:34 PM

“Let’s get HIM home”… oops 😅

Troll King August 5, 2022 - 5:34 PM

This is how Joe Biden cuts a deal.

R. Shackleford August 5, 2022 - 5:36 PM

Good riddance. Bye bye

Macey Schitzs August 5, 2022 - 5:37 PM

Do the crime, do the time.

Lin Duh August 5, 2022 - 5:37 PM

She? She?
Are you kidding me?
Try apologizing to America for disrespecting the country that made you rich and allowed you to parade around pretending to be a girl. With an Adam’s apple 🤪🤪🤪

Notin Mihouse August 5, 2022 - 5:37 PM

Hahahaha! Honest mistake! They don’t care about you over there! Break the law and you get to pay for it!

Troll King August 5, 2022 - 5:37 PM

Democrats getting screwed by their own, makes sense.

Rebecca Lankford August 5, 2022 - 5:38 PM

People are in jail here now for pot! Free them.

Troll King August 5, 2022 - 5:39 PM

She should not be set free, because we would not be set free, and she is not special, at all.

Robin Full August 5, 2022 - 5:39 PM

"She or he" got what they deserved…
I mean come on people…
If your going to another country or even another state as in the U.S….
Don't be a dumbs–t…
Know the laws in those places…
If they did something wrong…
Then maybe help them plea it down a bit…
But they still did it themselves…
Now we'll have to trade a Russian arms dealer for them…
Sounds like we're getting the short end of the deal…lol

Mudra MMXVII August 5, 2022 - 5:39 PM

Remember it's racist to hold blk ppl to the same standards legitimate ppl have lol

Troll King August 5, 2022 - 5:39 PM

Russia just keeps winning.

rushpuppy2 August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Wasn’t she vocal about the American Justice system? Let her stew in the Russian Justice system. Definitely DO NOT trade her for a known killer. That would be adding insult to injury.

Daniel August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Marc Fogel (teacher)was convicted of drug smuggling and drug possession. He was given a 14-year sentence in a high-security penal colony in Russia. Fogel's niece Ellen Keelan called it "a death sentence" for her 61-year-old uncle. WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE ? WHITE LIVES DONT MATTER!!!!

Ian Grey August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

He looks sad

Bo Bice August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

She said Russia was starting to feel like home and it may be for the next 9 yrs so she got her wish.

wes hill August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Compared to the terrible oppression she suffered in the U.S. I'm sure she will find a Russian penal colony a holiday.

Ryan Mitchell August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Getting sick of this news with all that's going on. Let her fit the crine and move on. She's nobody who cares. She deserves everything she got

Tyrone-Ty Davis August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Never heard "her" speak until yesterday. If she's a her, my cat is a giraffe. That dude's voice is deeper than mine is.

bnb toys August 5, 2022 - 5:40 PM

Justice!!!

Hank Harris August 5, 2022 - 5:41 PM

Wow 9 years, even in Russia she gets a privileged sentence. Imagine how much time a young black man got for just a joint. Even more soo remember most of those young men that got put away with those ridiculous sentences was prosecuted by non-other then our own very VICE PRESIDENT MADAM HARRIS.

Rehconcepts August 5, 2022 - 5:44 PM

This guy got a very tough call against him by another countries laws – he knows, and everyone knows this would not have happened on Trump's watch but with the radical left Biden regime in place the world does not respect us so what is acceptable here is not other places – everything that surrounds this guy doesn't fly in so many other countries – so his kind can bash America all they want but when the rubber hits the road they need America and should respect it – we are all one people – lets bring this guy home and stop the pretending with so much of this nonsense – abandoned the radical left Dems in the upcoming November election and Make America Great Again!

Dingo took my baby August 5, 2022 - 5:45 PM

That “deer in the headlights” look on the face ………………priceless

Sean McLaughlin August 5, 2022 - 5:45 PM

The United States government is condemning the sentence and the fact that she was even charged. However, these pleas are coming from a country that sentenced people to decades behind bars for possessing even small amounts of drugs and has the highest incarceration rate per capita in the world. I agree that 9 years is a lot, and that it's political, however, she broke the law of another country. She travels to Russia frequently and should have known better. I don't buy her excuse at all. I travel to Honduras frequently to visit family. I know better what I can bring in. Before we pass judgment on Russia the United States needs to take a look at their own hypocrisy.

Captain Midnight August 5, 2022 - 5:46 PM

Brett Grinder…
It's a MAN. 🤮

ClassicSidehold August 5, 2022 - 5:46 PM

It sucks she's in there, but I don't feel sorry for her. It was complete ignorance. You don't go to another country and bring that stuff with you. RUSSIA, of all countries, you decided to bring that stuff with you. Nothing was an "accident." And also, because shes a WNBA player that makes her a priorty to get home? If she was just a normal lady, nobody would even be giving a crap WHATSOEVER about this woman being held in Russia. Pretty sad. I love how the one american was completely forgot about. But she's such a priorty for them to get home. That's pretty messed up. I don't care if any one doesn't agree with me. She definitely deserved to have got what she got. Pretty pathetic that we go out of our way for people just because they are a professional athlete. Once again, if any of these Americans didn't have some significant thing about them, none of this would even be a thing right now and everyone wouldn't be trying to resue them, because they are "nobodys" to the rest of the world. I guess be aware of your popularity before getting yourself in trouble, so that maybe you can use it as the excuse to not have pay a jail sentence. I just think it's bullshit they are trying so hard to get her back to the US, but they completely have ignored one of the Americans over there. Either save them all, or don't save them at all. Picking and choosing who we save just looks terrible. She's not entitled just because she's a WNBA player. Everyone saying they feel sorry for her, why? Your sorry for her ignorance? Your sorry she was dumb and brought weed into RUSSIA, of all places. Dumb, dumb, DUMB MOVE. Sorry girl, gotta pay your time. If she gets released back to the US sometime soon, good for her ya know? But is that fair? No. She's getting entitled treatment because of her profession. I've said this twice probably already. If she was just a normal lady, with a normal profession, this wouldn't even be a thing right now. Thats pretty bad.

Cap’n America August 5, 2022 - 5:46 PM

There’s also thousands of Americans locked up in America for years for pot. Funny how they never mention that but I guess because it’s Russia it makes a good headline.

Hank Hill August 5, 2022 - 5:48 PM

Hahahaha

Mazin Al-Sufyani August 5, 2022 - 5:48 PM

So where would this “person” end up going to? Male or female prison? Russia is in trouble.

B Duval August 5, 2022 - 5:48 PM

Doesn’t seem like giving them a notorious Russian arms dealer is a good trade

C August 5, 2022 - 5:49 PM

I guess he’ll be kneeling for the Russian national anthem now?

A C August 5, 2022 - 5:51 PM

Come on man up, you do the crime you do the time. Show your wife what a man you are.