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Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In Russia, Denies Intent

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Thursday marked the latest major development in the ongoing Brittney Griner saga.
Nearly five months after she was detained in a Moscow airport for having hashish oil on her person, Griner pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges during her trial, per The Boston Globe, citing Russian news agencies. However, Griner claims she did not pack the vape cartridges on purpose.
“I'd like to plead guilty, your honor. But there was no intent. I didn't want to break the law,” Griner told the judge in English, which proceeded to be translated in Russian for the court...
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Brittney Griner, Brianna Turner call for WNBA to stop playing national anthem this season

1 month ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Neither Phoenix Mercury player plans to be on the court during the anthem in this abbreviated season.
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U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russian court

U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russian court

1 month ago   |   By CBC

U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner pleaded guilty in a Russian court on Thursday to drugs charges that could see her face 10 years in prison, a Reuters journalist reported from the courtroom.
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Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Moscow court

1 month ago   |   By ProBasketballTalk

This comes amid pressure in the United States for the Biden administration to make moves to help bring Griner home.
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Report: WNBA star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug charges in Russian court

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

Brittney Griner, the jailed American WNBA star, pleaded guilty in Russian court on Thursday to drug charges that could see her face 10 years in prison, Reuters reported .
“I'd like to plead guilty, your honour. But there was no intent. I didn't want to break the law,” Griner said, according to the Reuters reporter in the courtroom. “I'd like to give my testimony later. I need time to prepare.”
The next court hearing was scheduled for 14 July.
Griner was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters with cannabis oil allegedly were found in her luggage. She...
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WNBA star Griner arrives at Russian court for trial on drug charges

1 month ago   |   By Sportsnet

MOSCOW - Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian court Thursday to face her trial on drug charges.
Griner's trial began last week amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her release nearly five months after her arrest.
Griner was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters with cannabis oil allegedly were found in her luggage. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of large-scale transportation of drugs.
The trial of the Phoenix Mercury star and two-time Olympic gold medalist was adjourned...
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Brittney Griner's Moscow trial resumes amid calls for U.S. to seek deal

Brittney Griner's Moscow trial resumes amid calls for U.S. to seek deal

1 month ago   |   By CBC

TextJailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returns to a Russian court Thursday amid a growing chorus of calls for Washington to do more to secure her release nearly five months after she was arrested on drug charges.
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