WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced a 9-year jail term in Russia for smuggling drug

There are suspicions that Brittney Griner is being used as a pawn in Russia’s conflict against Ukraine because she was found guilty of bringing narcotic

Khimki city court judge Anna Sotnikova sentenced Griner to one million rubles, or nearly $16,400 in fines.

Griner’s partial admission of guilt, sorrow for the deed, condition of health, and philanthropic efforts were all taken into consideration by the court, according to Griner

Griner made an impassioned address before the decision in which he apologised to the court and appealed for leniency.