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Brittney Griner found guilty in Russian drug trial, gets 9 1/2 years in prison

Holy shit

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WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for over five months, was found guilty on drug charges in a Moscow-area court Thursday.

The judge found that Griner had criminal intent and said she is guilty of smuggling and storing illegal drugs.

Hours earlier, the prosecutor in the case had asked that the basketball star serve 9 1/2 years in prison.

Griner, a 31-year-old Houston native who plays professional basketball for the Phoenix Mercury, was detained on Feb. 17 at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Khimki as she returned to Russia to play during the WNBA's offseason after she was accused of having vape cartridges containing hashish oil, which is illegal in the country.



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"Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney," President Biden said in a statement. "It's unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates.

"My administration will continue to work tirelessly and pursue every possible avenue to bring Brittney and Paul Whelan home safely as soon as possible."
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LSUBoo
Houston Astros Fan
Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2006
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Huh... I thought Uncle Joe was trading an arms dealer for her release?


James11111
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This was expected.


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SportsGuyNOLA
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Let her rot


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Buckeye Backer
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8522 posts

Play stupid games...win stupid prizes!



Captain Crown
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Member since Jun 2011
42402 posts

Please don't make that trade


JetsetNuggs
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Megan Rapinoe's head just exploded


Lou Pai
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Play stupid games, commie


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OchoDedos
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Do stupid shit, win stupid prizes


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MikeD
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
6059 posts

I mean, she admitted possession of said banned drugs so what verdict did they expect?


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Demshoes
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I thought Uncle Joe was trading an arms dealer for her release?


Arms dealer and a murderous psychopath.......fair deal for a National Treasure.


FredBear
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Member since Aug 2017
12584 posts

Buy the ticket, take the ride


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Jizzy08
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2008
10100 posts

What was all that oppression in America again Brittney?


RollTide1987
Alabama Fan
Washington, D.C.
Member since Nov 2009
59611 posts

I think a decade spent in a Russian prison will do her some good and help her learn to appreciate what she has here in the United States - providing she survives the experience, of course.

Though, let's be honest with ourselves, it's looking like we're about to trade a terrorist for her unconditional release.


WaterLink
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I thought she had already pleaded guilty like a month ago?


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AllemanWC
LSU Fan
Bayou Corne
Member since Jan 2015
889 posts

That’s why they’ll give her the full 9 1/2 years. If her sentence were 6 months- a year, the US might just let her serve it out and keep the arms dealer locked up. They will give her the full sentence to make sure the US comes knocking with a sweet deal.


SDVTiger
Hawaii Fan
Cabo San Lucas
Member since Nov 2011
62224 posts

Very sad day for many MSB posters


Sorry about this loss friends


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Lsuhoohoo
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That’s why they’ll give her the full 9 1/2 years. If her sentence were 6 months- a year, the US might just let her serve it out and keep the arms dealer locked up


This guy knows.


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justice
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Brittney Griner found guilty in Russian drug trial, faces up to 9 1/2 years in prison


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