Brittney Griner joined Phoenix Mercury in 2013.
In 2012, Griner was awarded the BEST FEMALE ATHLETE ESPY AWARD.
Brittney Griner was detained by Russian customs in February 2022.
Griner after recovering from COVID-19 was flying to Russia to play in Russian Premier League for UMMC Ekaterinburg as in America it was WNBA offseason.
Brittney Griner was found carrying 'VAPE CARTRIDGES' with CANNABIS OIL/HASHISH OIL in her luggage.
Though, Griner had already plead guilty for her charges & requested Russian judiciary system to consider it as an honest make.
On Thursday, August 4, 2022 Brittney Griner was found guilty by Russian court and has been sentenced for 9 years in prison.
United States of America President Joe Biden immediately after the ruling on Griner called it "UNACCEPTABLE" & " A WRONGFUL DETENTION" in his recent statements.
However, some of the media consider it a 'CLEVER PRISONER SWAP' tactic by Russian authorities.
Though, Brittney Griner mentioned that she had permission of US doctor to use medicinal 'CANNABIS' to relieve pain from spine to cartilages.
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