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WNBA Players Boycott Playing In Russia Amid Brittney Griner’s Imprisonment

WNBA players are boycotting playing for Russia amid Brittney Griner’s imprisonment after her sentencing. The league’s top players, Breanna Stewart, Courtney Vandersloot, and Jonquel Jones, have opposed playing for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg team this winter. Although the earnings equal millions of dollars from playing in the country’s league, the players […]

Brittney Griner’s Lawyer Says She’s ‘Stressed’ In Russian Prison While Waiting For Her Appeal Hearing, Following Nine-Year Sentence

Brittney Griner is reportedly stressing about her future as she waits to hear back some assuring news regarding the start of her appeal hearings. As previously reported, the WNBA star was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison on August 4 on drug smuggling charges, after having arrived at a Moscow […]

Update: Dennis Rodman No Longer Plans On Traveling To Russia To Help Brittney Griner After Being Discouraged By U.S. Government

While former NBA star Dennis Rodman ambitiously claimed he would be flying to Russia in a bid to help free Brittney Griner, it looks as if his plans have been derailed by the U.S. government. The 61-year-old told NBC News on Saturday that he had gotten “permission to help that girl,” […]

Dennis Rodman Planning To Travel To Russia To Help With Britney Griner’s Release

Dennis Rodman says he’s planning to travel to Russia to help advocate for Britney Griner’s release. In a statement to NBC News Saturday, the NBA star said that he has been authorized to travel to Russia and plans to visit the country this week. “I got permission to go to Russia to […]

BREAKING: Russia Confirms Prisoner Swap Talks As U.S. Hopes For Brittney Griner’s Release

For the first time, Russian officials confirmed that they are negotiating with the United States over a prisoner swap. According to the Washington Post citing Russian news outlet Tass, Russian Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman Ivan Nechayev said this Thursday at a news briefing that “corresponding competent authorities have been instructed […]

Pres. Biden Speaks On Brittney Griner’s 9-Year Sentence In Russian Drug Trial

WNBA star Brittney Griner has just been sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia after she was found guilty of drug possession and smuggling. President Joe Biden is now reacting to shocking news this Thursday. He released a statement saying, “Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more […]

BREAKING: WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Found Guilty On drug Charges In Russia, Faces Up To 9 1/2 Years In Prison

As we previously reported, a verdict in Brittney Griner’s drug-smuggling case in Russia will reportedly be made this Thursday with prosecutors seeking 9.5 years of jail time, per to CNN. During her court appearance today, The WNBA star apologized for her actions and reportedly begged for leniency while asking the court to take […]

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Testifies In Russian Court As Drug Trial Continues

This Wednesday morning, WNBA player Brittney Griner testified in Russian court at her drug trial. Griner, who arrived at the Khimki regional court near Moscow in handcuffs, testified that when she was stopped at the Sheremetyevo airport on February 17, and was made to sign different documents without fully understanding what they […]

Brittney Griner Shares Message To Wife As WNBA Star’s Trial In Russia Resumes

This Tuesday, WNBA star Brittney Griner returned to court in Russia for her trial on drug charges. While there, she told ABC News she has a message for her wife, Cherelle, who recently graduated from law school. “Good luck on the bar exam,” Griner said. Speaking more with the news outlet during […]

Brittney Griner pleads guilty to Russian drugs charge

Brittney Griner, the US basketball legend has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court but has denied breaking the law deliberately. The discovery of cannabis oil vape cartridges in the Olympic Gold medalist’s luggage led to her detention at an airport near Moscow in February. “I was in […]

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