MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty July 7 to drug possession charges on the second day of her trial in a Russian court in a case that could see her sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. The abrupt guilty plea by the Phoenix Mercury center and two-time Olympic gold medalist came amid a growing chorus of. The US has urged Moscow to accept a deal to free basketball player Brittney Griner, who has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison. The double Olympic winner was convicted of possessing. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has said he is planning on traveling to Russia "this week" in an attempt to free Brittney Griner from jail. Rodman told NBC News that he has received permission to go.
Brittney Griner made a public appearance in a Russian courtroom Monday as officials set a date for her trial months after she was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs.
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Brittney Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time WNBA All-Star was arrested and charged with illegal drug possession and with smuggling a "significant amount" of cannabis. According.
In this article: Dennis Rodman has once again inserted himself into U.S. diplomatic relations, this time in an effort to free detained WNBA star Brittney Griner. He told NBC News he plans to travel to Russia to "help that girl." Rodman, the enigmatic three-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer, made his first foray into attempting peace with U.S.
A Russian court found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of deliberately smuggling drugs into the country and sentenced her to nine years in prison. President Biden denounced the verdict. Attention.