Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Russian Court Extends Brittney Griner's Detention

Four months ago WNBA player Brittney Griner was detained in Russia after agents allegedly found vape pens and cannabis oil cartridges in her luggage [click here if you missed that]. 

Brittney's detention has just been extended...

From ABC News 

A court in Russia has extended the pre-trial detention for WNBA star Brittney Griner.
Griner, who was detained in February, will remain in custody at least through July 2, according to Russian state media outlet TASS.
Her detention was extended for another 18 days at "the request of the investigation," according to a representative from the Khimki Court of the Moscow Region, per TASS.
Griner has been detained in a Russian prison for 117 days, more than three months. She was visiting Russia in February to play basketball for the Russian Premier League team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the offseason when she was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow for allegedly having vape cartridges in her luggage that contained hashish oil -- an illegal substance in Russia.

19 comments:

R in NYC said...

Damn ,all this over vape oil. Wasn't worth it at all. Never do fuck shit in another country.

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Damn!!! Let my sister Goddess go, and I hope her ass never sets foot in that oppressive ass country again. You American's have to know other countries will not let any fuck shit slide, that you do. This is why I keep my black ass here or in the islands. I am good.

Anonymous said...

Damn that's ridiculous the United States does not do anything to help its black citizens but willing to give so much aid to other countries for war efforts

Anonymous said...

Political PAWN.

Unknown said...

It's political. Russia is at war with Ukraine, and the US may or may not supply Ukraine with weapons; Griner was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Should've been satisfied with that WNBA salary in the US. Not all money is good money, or worth the risk money.

Dee said...

I blame the league for this mess. If they paid her and other WNBA players what they pay the men, they wouldn't feel the need to have to go over there to play in the off season. I haven't heard SHIT about the league pressing ANYBODY to help her.

Anonymous said...

Brittney is to blame for Brittney's actions. She was in procession of illegal drugs, that's why she in jail. Same rules apply to everybody, WNBA players ain't special. The US don't run shit and nobody can save her. Only a fool woulda tried it like she did. Russia will cut her loose when THEY see fit. Stand down and stand by.

Ramon said...

A lot of dummies in the comment section....
Russia lies and detains people all the time there. Britney is being used for a high profile prison swap.
I do not believe that she was dumb enough to have contraband on her person.
WNBA doesn't pay the women what they pay men because of revenue. The women's game generates a fraction of what the NBA generates.

Anonymous said...

Pussy Putin using Britney...his old ass only got 1 move rn. That's Britney & the nuclear buttons

Anonymous said...

This just keep getting messier and messier.

Anonymous said...

Let this young lady go Putin.

Anonymous said...

Good for it … and I mean it … oh well … they need to extend more … she hates America anyway .. you can’t have it both ways .. can’t hate your own country and now want what you hate so much come rescue you ..

Anonymous said...

She's hard as hell. Why did she travel so damn soft? Another country, another set of harsh. If you make your bed hard, don't forget you have to sleep on it. She's too far from home trapped with racists Genghis Khan descendants. No amount of begging on the USA side will free her. Hope she can play again after freedom.

Anonymous said...

I don’t blame Putin. The u.s. seized property from financially wealthy Russians for what? Was that supposed to make goofy, gun-totin’americans feel safe? Give them back their property and then maybe they will consider repatriating your citizen.

Anonymous said...

If they were able to pull shenanigans to get ASAPs dusty ass back home from Sweden or wherever (for assault no less), America can do the same for Britney in Russia.

Plugg62208 said...

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Stop blaming everybody else.

Anonymous said...

Shes a 'proclaimed' man, she can take it.

Anonymous said...

All is fair in love and war.

Anonymous said...

Not trying to sound dumb but what is the oil she had? Is it like smoking weed?

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