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Brittney Griner’s Defense Team Appealing Her 9-Year Russian Prison Sentence: Reports

Brittney Griner's Defense Team Appealing Her 9-Year Russian Prison Sentence: Reports 1

The WNBA star’s lawyers are hoping to reduce her lengthy prison sentence Follow @hiplifehiphop Brittney Griner’s defense team has filed an appeal to her nine-year prison sentence, after the WNBA star was convicted of smuggling drugs into Russia. On Monday, Russian news agencies reported that the 31-year-old American athlete’s legal …

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Brittney Griner’s Team Holds Moment of Silence for Her at Game After Sentencing: ‘Bring Her Home’

Brittney Griner's Team Holds Moment of Silence for Her at Game After Sentencing: 'Bring Her Home' 3

“How are we even supposed to approach the game and approach the court with a clear mind when the whole group is crying before the game?” Griner’s teammate Skylar Diggins-Smith said Across the WNBA Thursday night, players, coaches and fans shared a moment of silence in solidarity for Brittney Griner. …

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What’s Next for Brittney Griner as Lawyers Plan Appeal and She Awaits a Potential Prisoner Exchange

What's Next for Brittney Griner as Lawyers Plan Appeal and She Awaits a Potential Prisoner Exchange 5

“We need to use every legal opportunity that we have, and appeal is one of these opportunities,” Griner’s lawyer, Maria Blagovolina, tells PEOPLE Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has a verdict in her drug smuggling trial, with a Russian court sentencing her Thursday to nine years in prison, her …

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Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison on Drug Possession Charges

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison on Drug Possession Charges 8

The White House, meanwhile, has said they are working on a potential prisoner exchange with Russia to bring Griner and another American imprisoned in the country back to the U.S. WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison, on charges of smuggling drugs into …

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Donald Trump Says The U.S. Shouldn’t Have To Bail Brittney Griner Out

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Shouldn't Have To Bail Brittney Griner Out 10

Last week, Brittney Griner got some good news. The basketball star has been held in Russia since March after she was arrested on drug charges. For months, dozens of public figures have spoken up for the Phoenix Mercury player, urging the government to help her obtain freedom. In response, the …

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Brittney Griner Has Doctor’s Letter for ‘Use of Medical Cannabis’ Russian Court Told Friday

Brittney Griner Has Doctor's Letter for 'Use of Medical Cannabis' Russian Court Told Friday 11

Griner’s defense also submitted evidence that anti-doping tests didn’t detect any prohibited substances in her system Brittney Griner has a doctor’s note recommending she use cannabis to treat pain, lawyers for the imprisoned WNBA star told a Russian court Friday. The legal submission arrived a week after the Phoenix Mercury …

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Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Russian Drug Charges: ‘I Did Not Want to Break the Law’

Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Russian Drug Charges: 'I Did Not Want to Break the Law' 12

The WNBA star said that she was packing quickly and did not mean to break the law, saying she did so “inadvertently” Brittney Griner pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of smuggling drugs into Russia, NPR reported. The WNBA star, 31, said that she did bring cannabis products into the country …

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Brittney Griner Pleads for Help in Letter to President Biden: ‘I’m Terrified I Might Be Here Forever’

Brittney Griner Pleads for Help in Letter to President Biden: 'I'm Terrified I Might Be Here Forever' 14

“It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year,” Griner wrote in her handwritten letter from Russia on July 4 Brittney Griner is pleading for President Joe Biden’s help amid her arrest and detention in Russia. On July 4, …

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Brittney Griner, WNBA Player Detained in Russia, Selected as Honorary All-Star Game Starter

Brittney Griner, WNBA Player Detained in Russia, Selected as Honorary All-Star Game Starter 17

“It is not difficult to imagine that if BG were here with us this season, she would once again be selected,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said Brittney Griner won’t be able to attend this year’s WNBA All-Star Game, but the league has found a special way to honor her. On …

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