Brittney Griner made an effort to enter Russia more than five months ago; nevertheless, she was arrested and charged with narcotics offences, which might land her in prison for a significant amount of time.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist and eight-time WNBA All-Star is allegedly being “wrongfully detained” by Russia on the suspicion that she had cannabis-infused vape cartridges in her luggage when she returned to Russia to play for her professional team there. This information comes from the authorities in the United States.
Before his trial began earlier this month, Griner had already spent more than three months in jail awaiting his trial.
Her legal representation suggests that a decision will most likely be made in the month of August.
This section provides a full account of the occurrences that led up to Griner’s arrest.
Griner is currently being detained by Russian authorities, despite the fact that the general public won’t be informed of this for another two weeks.
Later on, she was spotted going through airport security at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on her way back to play for her Russian professional basketball team, UMMC Ekaterinburg.