Friday, August 05, 2022

Brittney Griner Planning Appeal


This week WNBA player Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian penal colony after she was found guilty of drug smuggling [click here if you missed that]. 

Brittney's legal team is preparing her appeal...

From E! 
"We are very disappointed by the verdict," Griner's legal team shared in a statement to E! News. "As legal professionals, we believe that the court should be fair to everyone regardless of nationality. The court completely ignored all the evidence of the defense, and most importantly, the guilty plea. This contradicts the existing legal practice. Taking into account the amount of the substance (not to mention the defects of the expertise) and the plea, the verdict is absolutely unreasonable. We will certainly file an appeal."

18 comments:

Chelle said...

I feel for her. Any appeal will be turned down.
Put in is nor going to let her leave jail.

Lynny said...

I have no desire to go over there and I think most people need to be more careful going over there. Athletes. Actresses, electricians. Sanitation workers EVERYONE.

Anonymous said...

^^Right! Fuck a Moscow mule....Fuck Russia & Fuck Putin pale walking dead ass....
Prayers up for BG!

Anonymous said...

Putin didn't bring the drug into Russia.

R in NYC said...

Just a sad situation. I couldn't imagine being trapped in a Russian prison for 9 years. I hope she's holding up mental health wise.

Anonymous said...

Maybe, the silver lining in Brittney's arrest is that it brought to light the fact that 7 other Americans are rotting in there. Had Brittney not been arrested we would've never known we have two teachers stuck in there for ridiculous reasons. One teacher followed her Russian boyfriend over there and he beat her darn near to death but they arrested her. Not even her family knew she was there. Smh. She's been in 8 months & her appeal was denied.

Americans do not follow men or friends up over there and don't go to work either. Britt is no more important than they are and so why hasn't the government gotten them out ? America will leave you to rot and so think about that before going. I wouldn't volunteer or work in places like Russia, China, Italy, Eygpt, Singapore, or anywhere there are kangaroo courts.

Anonymous said...

@8:32. MUTHA-FUCK Putin & ya side hopping ass too....

Anonymous said...

We have over 3 million Russians living in America and we don't mistreat them. Maybe it's time to send them home because we can't keep allowing countries to target our citizens while we treat theirs good. There must be mutual respect and treatment. Just have a rule that Americans cannot travel to lands with human rights issues or have each American know they WILL NOT be rescued once informed of the dangers. There needs to be a process where they understand this isn't a game, you will be left there. I don't care how nice it seems in a foreign country, it's still a foreign country. Brittany talked all of that junk about America but look has to get her out of a real hell hole. She didn't know how free she was in America until she met Russia. Lol.

COOLKID said...

9 1/2 years is rough and harsh for a pen... Saying all of that, again know the laws when you travel abroad. If not, then DO NOT GO!

Ohwell said...

She's a man she can take it.

Anonymous said...

^Fk U

Anon said...

roy Jones Jr boxed in Russia for a few years within incident.

Unknown said...

Again - America does not dictate international laws. If you leave the US, then you have to abide by the law of the country that you're in. Brittany made her choice, and, unfortunately, she is a victim (or casualty) of Putin's war. If she should be blaming anyone, it's her team (manager, agent, lawyer, or assistant) for not keeping up with the travel advisories or the international tensions that were brewing between Russia and Ukraine. How are you playing professional basketball in Russia, but don't know that there are growing tensions of war? In the US, CNN had a story, every other day, about how Russia was going to unlawfully seize Ukraine because they suspected that they were trying to join NATO - NATO is affiliated with US - umm, hello?! It's crazy to me that Biden and the US, have to make an unequal trade for Brittany because she (& her team) were too lazy and arrogant to think that Russian laws didn't apply to them. If Brittany is able to come back to the US, she had better sit her big ass down and eat a huge slice of humble pie!

Anonymous said...

@11:45, No lies told! There are 8 Americans imprisoned there and so what makes her more important than the 2 teachers who were teaching there and are now in jail? We have enough social and financial inequities right here in America to endure, why go to a country that's even worse off, a communist country on top of that???

I would love to visit my friends in Africa, but I don't know enough about Kenya or the other places to go. Also, I don't like the idea of paying the "American" price or them not having set prices in the market place, or the police bribes. I'm a Black American used to a certain life. I will expore the states here 1st. Unless, you are a mega rich person invited by the gov, don't go.

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

As they should.

Anonymous said...

Can't blame her agent, the team or any publicist when they ALL advised her against going when the Ukraine war first broke out but she's went dozens of times before and thought NOTHING of it. Someone snitched on her or she just getting her karma for pushing that agenda while hating her freedom here in good ole USA . I guess the alphabet community and all that feminism crap can't help you now.oh dear

Anonymous said...

Putin got Brit doing the old Harlem Shake. He is making his point to the USA.

Anonymous said...

Ohwell said...
She's a man she can take it.
11:15 AM

LOL....You wrong for that....LOL

The nightly news said Russia is open to talking about a trade. They just wanted to convict her of the charges first, to make a point.

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