Brittney Griner Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison, Fined For Smuggling Drugs
Griner's freedom now depends on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
August 04, 2022 at 3:50 pm
After being found guilty of smuggling drugs with criminal intent in Russia, Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison and was fined 1 million rubles ($16,590), according to The Washington Post.
The basketball star appeared in court on Thursday, becoming emotional while pleading with the judge for leniency.