• Brittney Griner Makes First Appearance In Russian Court For Day 1 Of Ongoing Trial

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    By Safire R. Sostre · Updated July 1, 2022 Brittney Griner appeared in Russian court on Friday to begin her trial, where the WNBA star faces up to 10 years in prison on drug smuggling charges. Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist and a Phoenix Mercury player who plays in Russia during the WNBA's off-season, has been detained since February, when two vape cartridges containing cannabis oil were allegedly found in her luggage at a Moscow airport. At Friday's trial, a Russian prosecutor accused Griner of moving a “significant amount” of hashish oil, a substance that is illegal and...
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