Brittney Griner convicted on drug charges, sentenced to nine years in Russian prison

A Russian judge sentenced Brittney Griner to nine years in a penal colony

after the WNBA star and two-time United States Olympic gold medalist was discovered

Griner, who entered a guilty plea weeks in the past, apologized to her family and wife

I made an honest mistake, and I wish that during your ruling, it doesn’t stop

Now that the trial has concluded, negotiations to unfastened Griner are predicted

to preserve among Washington and Moscow at some point of a duration of

Griner, who had played for Russian crew UMMC Ekaterinburg on

account that 2014 during the WNBA offseason, become arrested Feb. 17

at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. Russian authorities

said she carried vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage; Griner