Thursday, August 04, 2022

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison


Back in February WNBA player Brittney Griner was arrested at the airport in Moscow after agents found cannabis oil and vape pens in her luggage [click here if you missed that]. 

Today Brittney was found guilty and sentenced to 9 years in prison...

From NBC News 
WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after being convicted on drug charges by a Moscow court Thursday.
Griner pleaded guilty last month in a lengthy trial that has underscored the frayed relations between the United States and Russia since the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Prosecutors asked for a sentence of 9 1/2 years after closing arguments Thursday. In a final plea for leniency, an emotional Griner apologized and repeated that she never intended to break any Russian laws but that she had made “an honest mistake.”
Just hours later, Judge Anna Sotnikova returned to announce she had been found guilty of drug possession and smuggling. Griner will also have to pay a fine of 1 million rubles ($16,590), but can appeal the verdict.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

That’s nuts.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the swap?

Anonymous said...

FUCK Putin....its time for his lights to be TF OUT
waiting for his Julius Caesar to do everybody a favor!

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to with the President/Dictator. This is a very real realization that your American rights stay in America, so don't make honest mistakes.

I'm sorry that ruling came down. Hopefully, it will make the case as a reasonable trade for whom ever Russia wanted, I think a spy

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Wow!!! that is nuts, Putin's ass got cancer and will die soon, and f*ck his body double, I hope she can appeal that ridiculous sentence and come home, and never step foot in Russia. A lot of foreign countries hate Americans because of the fuckery, your presidents do that never make the news here. This is definitely an unjust sentence, but at the same time Americans when abroad have to respect, other countries rules, learn the laws because other countries are not as liberal as America, if she was in Singapore she would be sentenced to death and ain't a damn thing America could do. Russia is in line for a massive earthquake anyway, Mother Nature is tired of them.

Unknown said...

I feel for Brittany, but, both her and her team (manager, agent, lawyers, assistant) should've checked with the US State Department's travel advisory before going to Russia. I understand that Brittany has historically played in Russia and brought vapes with her- however, tensions have been mounting in that area (with Russia and Ukraine) for a while, and the onus was on her and her team to endure that it was still safe for her to travel there. Other countries are not obligated to uphold US law. Yeah, weed is no big deal in the US (depending on the state), but international countries consider weed illegal drugs, and, they can arrest you for trafficking. I was thinking about going to Egypt, but, knew I needed ibuprofen or acetaminophen, for pain relief; do you know Egypt considers ibuprofen (or was acetaminophen?) an illegal drug? Had I just taken a bottle of Advil in my luggage, I could be in the same situation as Brittany - locked up for years on an OTC medicine. What the US views as legal and harmless, isn't international law. You need to know the laws of the country you're visiting - regardless if you're a professional athlete. These Muslim and dictatorship controlled countries operate on a whole other level.

And as much as I feel for Brittany's circumstances, I do not want the US trading her for a prisoner of war. Especially not to a dictator that has no problem unleashing a nuclear war. Brittany can keep her ass on Russian soil. Fuck that!

Ella M Nopea said...

Wow 9 years... In America they give people double that for drugs.

How much time did Santana do for mistakenly taking a gun through the airport? This is foul for Brittney but lets not act like America isn't just as bad.

MaxyRave said...

I agree with 2:10pm commentor.

Anonymous said...

All travelers need to know the current political relations between their home country and the foreign country they are traveling to because things can and do change instantly. More importantly, you need to study the laws because 98% of the world doesn't operate like America. For instance, I'd never visit Italy because they can try you as many times as they like. I'd never visit countries like Russia, Egypt, and so on. Even Mexico is a risk because if you get sick you can't leave until you pay your hospital bill. Tyler Perry had to pay 1 Black man's hospital bill that was over $100 000, when Mexicans stay getting free care in America.

My point is, traveling anywhere poses a real risk. There is a white American lady being held in jail with Britney that no one knew existed and she's been held 8 months. Her Russian boyfriend got her over there and stomped her out, but when she tried to defend herself she got arrested and he was set free because they have a 1 time free pass on beating a woman. Now she's trapped too. The bottom line is stay your @$$ at home. Furthest I'd go is the Bahamas.

Anonymous said...

If she had endorsed Trump in 2020 she would only be serving Two years because he would have her released after his re-election in 2024

Anonymous said...

@2:10, you made multiple valid points.There are currently 6 American men and 2 American women we know are imprisoned there, but if we can get them home that's good because Russia's hatred for America shouldn't be unleashed on harmless Americans. They will torture you over there too. She had a prescription but she wasn't educated on prescriptions not counting. Plus, I think she's a bit of a know it all who is gullible about world politics. I bet her tail woke up real fast. However, I want her and the American teacher back home. Don't go work in those countries or follow a darn man like the teacher did. Sit your @$$ down. I don't know why folks don't believe fat meat ain't greasy but they sho nuff learned. Smh

R in NYC said...

2:32 Dump ain't winning no election or living in the Whitehouse ever again. His time was up and that's why he got shown the door. The ruling elite cabal made that happen. Bless your deluded heart if you really think Republicans and Democrats run this country or this world.

R in NYC said...

As for Britney, sometimes all money ain't good money. Sometimes you have to let that money go and stay your azz on American soil. A part of me wants to believe you made an honest mistake but maybe you were high when you packed your bags for the trip. Weed kills those brain cells.
Now this sentence is truly harsh bit that's how it is in those backward azz foreign countries like Russia where they allow evil dictators run their lives.

Unknown said...

@2:35

Brittany made a choice, and now she has to live with the consequences of that choice. We should not endanger 300+million Americans by swapping Brittany for a Russian arms dealer. Also, has anyone thought about what Putin might do once the trade is completed, and he has his Russian arms dealer? What of our nations national security? Are black ppl still going to support the trade if it ends in us going to war with Russia? This isn't about what's fair to Brittany, this is about our nations national security. The US should never compromise or trade with a dictator; especially a dictator who has no qualms about unleashing nuclear war. I just wish black ppl would get out of their feelings and see this situation objectively. This isn't about Biden vs Trumpf; or racism. This is about an arrogant professional athlete who thought that international law didn't apply to her, and now the US is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions.

Black ppl are taking the biggest L right now for all that "RACISM!" shit, that they were screaming about, for Brittany's release. Maybe now black ppl can sit their asses down and focus on the business that affects them, instead of trying to police other countries about their international laws.

Anonymous said...

@2:52, you do know that the prisoner swap with Russia for Brittney is just a political agenda for Biden's "If you don't vote for me you ain't black" agenda right???

The real trade is for Paul Whelan, the ex-Marine. The attention on Brittney just grew more support from the colored American people.

And that trade won't affect jack crap, just like Pelosi going to Taiwain just because the Chinese President said not too.

Anonymous said...

The u.s. has dirty hands, too. All u.s. presidents are as dirty as they accuse Putin of being.

Unknown said...

@3:19

No, it's for an arms dealer. Look it up.

Unknown said...

Putin is a dictator in a communist country.
America is a democracy backed by the people.

Pick up a civics book, you may learn something...

A tyrant will always find a way for it's tyranny.

Anonymous said...

I see a few COLD, careless mf's up in here....Like y'all never made a mistake..... Any human with compassion know Godt damn well that's too harsh.
Protect black women you shout out of selective convenience....Who taught some of you to Hate yourselves that damn much that you cringe at anything black ?!

Ohwell said...

I guess wife (clears throat) we be moving to Russia.

Anonymous said...

"A proposed prisoner swap to free Brittney Griner and PAUL WHELAN from Russian custody is making progress, the attorney of Viktor Bout — the convicted Russian arms dealer for whom the Americans could be traded..." - CNN

@3:36. My point

-3:19

Anonymous said...

Summa y'all need a damn history lesson beyond mainstream media programming. Russia/Putin is not your enemy. Kennedy and Reagan created friendships with their prez. And so did Trump. Cluster fuck up Biden and the ungrateful Anglos throughout Western Europe act like Russia didn't save their ass from Hitler. If the U.S. and NATO weren't sticking their nose in Ukraine and the U.S. had better diplomatic relations with Russia, Brit woulda got a slap on the wrist and by law barred from ever entering Russia again. Yes, Brit made a mistake that harmed no one, but 9 years for possession of a got damn vape pen with marijuana oil in it is Russia saying fuck you to the U.S. Geo-politics have consequences and unfortunately Brit is the pawn. To think an American prez doesn't have enough power or respect from the leader of another nation to have its citizen released on some misdemeanor bullshyt speaks volume about the old geriatric creatan.

Anonymous said...

4:03 You just hate Biden so you said a whole lot of nothing.

Anonymous said...

4:03 WHERE TF did you get this info? Putin will poison your dumb ass first. RUSSIA has & will ALWAYS be the fukin Enemy....and other European authoritarian country that want to keep their blood PURE. Romania, Hungary and the rest of them mf's...
Get ya Silly brain.washed ass TF outta here....

Anonymous said...

9 years???? I feel for her. No lie. That’s crazy!!

Anonymous said...

I see we brought the yt trolls out today.

Anonymous said...

Definitely know the laws of any country before going there. As messed up as it is here, there are many privileges taken for granted. You can’t go to another country like you’re running things. No one is above the law. I know her team mates are in disbelief right now. I really feel for her. Damn!!

Anonymous said...

Russia’s Women’s prison basketball team is going to be winning now.

Anonymous said...

Britney is a Black, woman athlete. She is considered low hanging fruit. Public pressure is the only reason that the current presidential administration is even remotely giving her case any attention at all. To them, she is not a valuable bargaining chip and they do not want to exchange her for a Russian arms dealer because that would be seen as a major loss for the u.s.

Anonymous said...

@4:53. STFU and Stay out of the movie theaters!
How about you understand what you are talking about.
First, Russia fought along the U.S and other allies to get rid of Hitler and when it came to technology the race began.
America is the country that cast the evil villains as a Russian in blockbuster movies hypnotizing its population. America that portrays them as the enemy.
It's funny how a whole country is stereotyped.
Is Russian a friend? No
Should Russia be trusted? No
But if Russia is the enemy what the fuck is China, India, the Middle East?
Russia just doesn't pretend that the agenda in Russia is Russia.
Meanwhile, every other European country done ravished Africa, the Middle East, and every other poor or third world country, and America doesn't mind being tagged team in.

No one came to America and kidnap that woman. She was making millions and shouldn't have gotten comfortable with her stash.

Don't travel abroad thinking the world world has the same mentality about Religion, Drugs, and Sex that America does. That simple.

Anonymous said...

I guess some people are assuming that there is a basketball league or team at the facility where she is headed. I doubt that basketball is a major concern of hers at this time. Keep the lame basketball and prison jokes coming though.

COOLKID said...

Whenever you travel a broad to a foreign country the number one thing you should research is their laws. Remember Michael Fay? His ass was literally caned in 1994 for "Violation of the Vandalism Act"... Spray painted cars. FIVE LASHES! Sorry Brittney... I DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR YOU! You're a "Man" right? Man The Fuck Up!

Anonymous said...

The u.s. is using its citizen's tax dollars and racist ukkkraine to fight its proxy war against Russia. Putin/Russia is not my enemy because they didn't attack and steal from Africa like the u.s. and it's allies.

Anonymous said...

Britney is not a man. It should be rather obvious.

COOLKID said...

@5:57 PM she wants to be a "Man"... Man the Fuck Up!

Anonymous said...

4:03 and 5:39 : 100% agree

Anonymous said...

Let her sit and stir in prison. He can reminisce the good ole days of America that is racist, bigoted, and against lgbt.

Anonymous said...

How about not bringing any drugs to another country. That would solve the problem. She was careless and that don't make no sense when dealing with a tyrant like Putin.

Vernell said...

Anyone that Is Locked-up In AmeriKKKa for marijuana should be released. If They go through with this trade, that is like Trading Jeffery Dalmer for Jussie Smollett. We will see Many US Citizens Die once this Arms Dealer is Released...

Anonymous said...

These trash ass comments echoing Sandra rose, if yall start that dumb shir over here RWS will lose followers.

Anonymous said...

Does Russia have a basketball 🏀 team cause she can play for them n win
Will she have her job when she gets out good grief what a political hot mess

Unknown said...

@11:10

Even SR has toned down the rhetoric. Someone must've threatened her with deportation.

Gg57 said...

Somebody believes Brittney was making millions??? Bless your heart.

Anonymous said...

Unknown: SR toned down so her lunatics are migrating over here?

Anonymous said...

The SR lunatics have definitely migrated over here and Snitch keeps deleting comments but never the troll comments!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

At 547 real talk SR and Snitch ran by the same corporation

Anonymous said...

@3:19 “Colored American people”? White troll in the house.

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