Thursday, July 07, 2022

Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Russia


Nearly six months ago WNBA player Brittney Griner was arrested Russia after authorities found a cannabis vape pen and hashish oil cartridges in her luggage [click here if you missed that]. 

Brittney has pleaded guilty to the charges...

From CBS News   
WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty in Russia on Thursday to drug possession and smuggling charges, telling a Moscow court she brought marijuana into the country by accident.
Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February after Russian officials claimed she had cannabis oil in her luggage. A Russian judge ordered Griner, the Phoenix Mercury center who played in Russia during the WNBA off-season, to remain in custody.
"I would like to plead guilty on the charges against me, but I had no intention on breaking any Russian law," she said in court. "I was in a rush packing and the cartridges accidentally ended up in my bags."
The WNBA player is expected to give her testimony at a later date and has requested time to prepare for it. The session adjourned until July 14.
If convicted on drug smuggling charges, Griner could face 10 years in a Russian prison.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

WELP!

Anonymous said...

Brittney can kiss the baby! You can’t go abroad and not know the country you are visiting rules and laws. Good luck my dude! Handled it like a “man” my G!

Vernell said...

Now should we feel sorry for her? She said, it was an accident...

Anonymous said...

She sounds stupid for that lame ass excuse. Athletes have no business doing drugs at any time. Maybe that's why she was not good enough for the USA teams.

R in NYC said...

Please my good people find other ways to cope with life. Weed (cannibals) is so over used these days. Try therapy, meditation, hobbies, sports, volunteer work, charity work, self improvement, reading, hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, gardening, puzzle books, scrapbooking, photography, doll collecting, ......anything positive and healthy other than drugs to get your mind right.
Try it, you might like it and save all that money you're spending to cook your brain cells.

Anonymous said...

It's time to get a divorce, change roles and marry one of them strong arm/hard faced Russian women that will make you the b*tch.

Anonymous said...

Michael Jordan should fly over there with Jesse Jackson and get her!

Anonymous said...

Russian NBA players should protest and make a scene.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Biden can unfreeze some assets!

Anonymous said...

Where is the LGBT community? Who's the richest open LGBT leader? Ellen and Rosie? Where they at? Where is Jussie? Ain't he an advocate for wrongly jailed gays? Why can't Jussie make a record for her?

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

I hope this sister is able to come home soon.

Anonymous said...

Can't we kick some Russians out the US in retaliation? Can we give them McDonalds back???

Anonymous said...

Why isn't her mom and dad holding news conferences??

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the NBA AND WNBA using their millions of dollars to make this front page news everyday?

Anonymous said...

So Donald Trump threatened Sweden to get ASAp Rocky back and what is Biden doing to get Britney back??

Anonymous said...

Biden needs to ban Americans from Russia today!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't a billionaire pay a ransom for her.... They would take 100 million!!

Anonymous said...

Where is BLM or Ye or Queen Bey or Candace Owens?

Anonymous said...

Y'all non compassionate bitches in here be the 1st ones talking about protect black women. And y'all acting like she smuggled bricks...THC aint that serious for her to be locked up abroad for 4mos.....
Y'all some ICE COLD heartless black women & men. If that was an NBA player doing the same shit he would've been home...

Anonymous said...

Kamala go get your sis bitch!!!

Anonymous said...

Where the trans community at? Oh y'all still partying for pride??!

Anonymous said...

Queen Latifah ain't you rich, connected, black and lesbian? What you doing for your girl????

Anonymous said...

Sorry y'all but a black gay wife on the news crying for her freedom ain't gonna cut it! This sister needs support!

Anonymous said...

She had horrible timing. No more to it than that.

Anonymous said...

Relax ya'll, she’ll be fine. The media keep throwing around 10yrs and that’s not the case unless she was moving bricks like 2:50 said. I'm starting to think the US using this for PR against Russia.
Russian law states:
-Less than 6 grams qualifies as an administrative offense punishable by a 5000 ruble fine or 15 days of detention.
-"Significant amount" of drugs is punishable with a fine of up to RUB40,000 or compulsory community service of up to 480 hours, or correctional labor for up to 2 years, or restriction of liberty for up to 3 years, or imprisonment for the same period.
- "Large amounts" of drugs is punishable through imprisonment from 3 years up to 10 years with a possible fine of RUB500,000 and/or restriction of liberty for up to 1 year.
-"very large amount": 10 years up to 15 years with a possible fine of RUB500,000 and/or restriction of liberty for up to 1.5 years.

Anonymous said...

Keep her/him

Anonymous said...

Protect black women!

Anonymous said...

The united snakkkes has political prisoners, too. Prisoner swaps are common.

Anonymous said...

Monique go hard for Britney!!

Anonymous said...

Her before and after photos are so different. She got crazy eyes now didn’t use to whatever they doing driving her mad it’s all in her eyes.

Anonymous said...

But seriously, it is f*cked up that nobody of influence has stepped up to assist her. She is a U.S gold medal Olympian. Like her of not, this is a illustration of how black women in America are cared about.

Anonymous said...

Trump is cool with Putin...get Britney out!!!

Anonymous said...

Where Ben Crump at?

Anonymous said...

Hell...send in Denis Rodman

Anonymous said...

Could have easily been already there from another trip and she forgot about it. But it's your responsibility to make sure that it wasn't there while travelling to ANY destination where that wasn't permitted.

Anonymous said...

Where is Ja?????

Anonymous said...

Don't Kim Kardashian get niggas out of jail supposedly? Kim go suck Putin cock for America!!!

Anonymous said...

Where is the outcry???????????

Anonymous said...

We need Johnny Cochran frfr!

Anonymous said...

Where is black Twitter?????????????????

Anonymous said...

All the computer thugs on here asking for her to get help, what are you doing except flapping your lips on the computer. Why don't you go out and get her some help since your so outraged?

Anonymous said...

Russia is not to be underestimated.

Anonymous said...

@2:50 Im glad someone said it! The loudest in the room is often the weakest and it’s a bunch of weak hateful puppets in here

Anonymous said...

It's the same troll with multiple comments. Get a life!

Anonymous said...

Yall do realize she had to plead guilty. If she pleads not guilty then she's basically accusing them of putting it in her bag and she'll never come home.

Ramon said...

2:50 Stop with this dumbass narrative. It takes a big dummy to pull this stunt in hostile ass Russia. They NEVER play fair. What NBA player would be dumb enough to be in Russia with ILLEGAL contraband.

2:12 Some people grow their own. It is a herb that people have used for eons. Not a drug.

Anonymous said...

Where is Killer Mike and Dr Umar?

The point is that niggas with all our power, influence and money can't organize around a cause to save our lives unless it's a stunt to get donations that will buy the organizer a new mansion. With all of the publicity Britney has NONE OF THE POWERS THAT BE ARE DOING A DAMN THANG TO SAVE THIS BLACK WOMAN BEING MADE AN EXAMPLE OF BY PUTIN! SHAME ON THE LGBT COMMUNITY! SHAME ON THE NBA!

If Britney was Shaquille Oneal the response would be totally different! The complacency when it comes to protecting black women is shameful.

All the LGBT goons care about is cancelling comedians and being able to compete against women while being a biological male.

This poor woman is suffering immensely and there is no calvary on the way, how fucking sad and pathetic!!!!

Anonymous said...

@12:41 : burn in hell bitch!

Anonymous said...

@10:16 what are you doing to help her except shaming everyone else? Send her a care package or reach out to the ppl you just mentioned to help her. Beating your keys an telling us what to do is not helping her.

Anonymous said...

@10:38 I'm expressing my outrage that this sister is being marginalized when there are plenty resources that could be galvanized to remove her from a tortuous existence. Have you seen her face? This black woman is being traumatized and she needs the whole of America to be outraged enough to bring her home! She may never rebound if she is allowed to deteriorate in a Russian gulag for several years. Any elites lurking on this thread DO SOMETHING! MOBILIZE TO BRING BRITNEY HOME!!!

Anonymous said...

^ You seemed to be more upset than anybody else. So, help her.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:16 "Where is Killer Mike and Dr Umar?"

You just said it - she's a black WOMAN. There is no help.

Anonymous said...

Famed civil rights attorney Ben Crump is imploring more NBA players to speak out about Brittney Griner ... clearly believing their voices could help bring the WNBA star back to the States.

The lawyer spoke with TMZ Sports out in D.C. earlier this week ... and he made it clear, if some of the Association's biggest names -- as well as others in the NFL, NHL, MLB and more -- keep raising awareness for Griner, it could help her in her drug case in Russia.

"I think the NBA players should be saying more," the 52-year-old said. "I think that the sports world should be saying more."

Anonymous said...

“Our players are extremely creative," Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard said. "It was great to see the support of the Boston Celtics. I know our Suns players have been extremely supportive as well. It was great to see that across-the-board support, we’re seeing it with more athletes. We need more people with voice who have influence, who are willing to step up and do that.”

Anonymous said...

https://www.change.org/p/secure-brittney-griner-s-swift-and-safe-return-to-the-u-s

👆Sign the petition to bring Britney home👆

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