Russian judge sentences WNBA star Griner to 9 years for Cannabis possession

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Russian judges have sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison on drugs chargers. Griner, who plays for Phoenix Mercury was arrested in February in possession of cannabis at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo. Griner plead guilty for all charges and apologized to her teammates, her fans and the city of Yekaterinburg. Her lawyer said said she was distraught by the decision, whilst the US deputy embassy chief in Moscow described the charges as a ‘miscarriage of justice’. US officials say Russia wants to swap Griner and Paul Whelan, a former US marine arrested on spying charges in 2020, for the convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout.

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29 comments

Sam Sammy August 5, 2022 - 2:32 AM

If you can’t do the time dont do the crime. Deserves the sentence definitely drugs are disgusting

Daniel E. August 5, 2022 - 2:32 AM

Drug users are losers

Bluce Ree August 5, 2022 - 2:32 AM

She sounds like a man.

SadisticStang August 5, 2022 - 2:33 AM

Guess the west should learn to encroach upon Russia's boarderscoughukrainewarcough. Payback is nasty eh?

Awe Shit August 5, 2022 - 2:33 AM

WNBA on the news.

I gotta ask for a raise on monday.

SadisticStang August 5, 2022 - 2:33 AM

that's a dude,come on

PengWin76 August 5, 2022 - 2:35 AM

America did this to her. Russia are just acting how the USA has acted for the last decade! 😂😂🇺🇸

Caspar Thomas August 5, 2022 - 2:36 AM

She definitely took drugs

Humphrey Dane August 5, 2022 - 2:36 AM

Break the law in a foreign country, be sentenced by their laws. 'I'm sorry' doesn't make it right.

susanne lewis August 5, 2022 - 2:36 AM

She looks like a guy 😬 shouldn't have had drugs

Poppy Austin August 5, 2022 - 2:36 AM

She will learn Russian and probably will get a bit wiser

Truthteller98192 August 5, 2022 - 2:36 AM

That’s a lady 😧

Margo Vilcan August 5, 2022 - 2:36 AM

Is that a male? Sounds like it!

Freedom Inc August 5, 2022 - 2:36 AM

Too bad they don't want to see Snowden come home.

Captain of the C’s August 5, 2022 - 2:37 AM

She campaigned for socialism. Now she gets to experience it.

J4MESOX4D August 5, 2022 - 2:38 AM

She broke the law and pleaded guilty so why is Joe Biden and co saying she’s being wrongfully detained and is innocent?😂

Johnoè August 5, 2022 - 2:38 AM

Pretty fair considering our current circumstances. Don’t do drugs when you’re in another country, especially when both countries hate each other

Lello August 5, 2022 - 2:38 AM

She got caught with cannabis oil be it right or wrong, medical or otherwise, she’s not wrongfully detained. She got caught with a illegal substance. Sentencing is a bit harsh but I believe in laws of the land.

SMARTARTSMEDIA August 5, 2022 - 2:39 AM

Looks like the ruskie bot troll farm in St Petersburg is busy writing most comments here today!

Andreas Jacovides August 5, 2022 - 2:39 AM

Poor girl she’s f@@@@@

Dave Oc August 5, 2022 - 2:40 AM

Bet she wishes Trump was still president 🤣🤣🤣 actually a lot of people do

Jah Glory 🇷🇺 August 5, 2022 - 2:40 AM

BLM need to protest outside the prison.

danos August 5, 2022 - 2:40 AM

9 years for vaping canna oil tho

abeelvago August 5, 2022 - 2:41 AM

it's almost like the US VP tried her case and got her convicted
*mild shock

Mike August 5, 2022 - 2:41 AM

Keep her!!!

Tony Gange August 5, 2022 - 2:41 AM

Great news, justice served.
Ironically hated the country she grew up & made it in. Love it 😁

Paul THFC August 5, 2022 - 2:42 AM

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Gareth Judd August 5, 2022 - 2:42 AM

He doesn't disserve this 😂

DR Evil August 5, 2022 - 2:42 AM

it wasnt a small amount from what i heard