US Female Basketball Player Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison in Russia



Meliksah Bayrav

04/Aug/22 18:36

Meliksah Bayrav

Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for some time, faces a shocking sentence.

by Eurohoops Team /

Brittney Griner, one of the biggest stars of women’s basketball in the USA, has been detained in Russia for a long time.

Griner, who was detained in February 2022 for carrying an electronic cigarette containing poppy oil, has been awaiting release since then.

Judging by the latest developments, it will not be easy for the 31-year-old man to regain his freedom.

Brittney Griner, who appeared before the court today (August 4, 2022) on the grounds that she had illegal poppy oil with her, was sentenced to 9 years in prison.

The fact that the experienced taller was sentenced to such a severe punishment drew the reaction of many people, especially US citizens. US President Joe Biden also expressed his reaction in a statement he published via social media.

Expressing that Russia has an unacceptable attitude, Joe Biden also stated that he will contact the necessary people for the immediate release of Brittney Griner.

31-year-old Tall, who played a total of 254 matches in his WNBA career, is struggling with averages of 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

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