Posts Tagged: Brittney Griner

WNBA Issues Statement After DFW Airport Incident Involving Brittney Griner

The WNBA has issued a statement following an incident at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Saturday morning (June 10) involving Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner. Griner was verbally accosted by a social media personality at the airport, who confronted the basketball star with aggressive questions related to her release from Russian custody in December 2022…. Read more »

Griner Bonded With Crew During 18-Hour Flight Home

In this image made from video provided by Russian Federal Security Service, WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner sits in the plane as she flies to Abu Dhabi to be exchanged for Russian citizen Viktor Bout, in Russia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (Russian Federal Security Service via AP)  Brittney Griner was in good… Read more »

Brittney Griner Afraid Of Being Left In Russia, Says Wife

FILE – Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sits during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Phoenix. A Moscow court announced it has extended the arrest of WNBA star Brittney Griner until May 19, according to the Russian state news agency Tass. Griner… Read more »

Report: Russia ‘Ready To Discuss’ Prisoner Swap For Brittney Griner

The Russian government says it’s ‘ready to discuss’ a prisoner swap for Brittney Griner. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Vladimir Putin and President Biden had established a ‘special channel’ to work out a possible deal. On Thursday, Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison on drug smuggling charges – a sentence Biden called “unacceptable”. It’s… Read more »

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Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russian court

Brittany Griner has pleaded guilty to drug charges in Russia  She said in court “I did not want to break the law”, I plead guilty but there was no intent”.  She faces up to 10 years if found guilty and has been held in a Russian jail since February. Read more here

Brittney Griner’s Detention Extended By One Month

An attorney for Brittney Griner says the WNBA star’s detention in Moscow has been extended by another month. Griner is awaiting trial after Russian authorities say she was found with vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage.  The White House says Griner is being wrongfully detained and is working towards her release. Her lawyer… Read more »