Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russia

Published July 7, 2022 at 10:31

Brittney Griner (born 1990) is an American Former professional basketball player. Griner played for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and block 500 shots.

In 2012, the three-time All-American was named the AP Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

In February 2022, Griner was detained by Russian Customs on allegations that cartridges containing hashish oil had been found in her luggage. She had been entering Russia to play with the Russian Premier League during the WNBA offseason. Her trial began on July 1.

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drugs charges and faces up to 10 years in prison, per @Reuters.

Experts believe a guilty plea would likely be a requirement of any prisoner swap between the U.S. and Russia, according to @TJQuinnESPN.

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