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."