Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Brittney Griner Stressing Over Appeal


Last month WNBA player Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony after pleading guilty to drug smuggling [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Brittney's attorney says she is stressed out over her pending appeal...

From People
More than a month has passed since Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison, and the WNBA star is "stressed" as she waits for news on her appeal process or a possible prisoner exchange, her lawyer tells PEOPLE.
With no new updates on her next possible steps, "Brittney is stressed and very much concerned with the future," her lawyer Maria Blagovolina, a partner at Rybalkin Gortsunyan Dyakin and Partners, says.
Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison on Aug. 4 on charges of smuggling drugs into the country, just below the maximum sentence of 10 years. After the trial, Blagovolina had said the sentence was "absolutely unreasonable," and that she and Griner's legal team will file an appeal as soon as possible.
That happened on Aug. 15, and nearly a month later, they're still waiting to learn what day the hearings will start, Blagovolina says.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fucked up. With that unwinnable war, Russia got bigger things to worry about than her. I just hope she's not forgotten in there.

Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for her. When she was packing to leave the country. Anyone/everyone should know not to pack any drugs. It's against the law to carry drugs from one state to another in this country.
Boss up and get you a Harem of women to take care of you in prison. This is a political game.

Anonymous said...

In Russia, she is a criminal and not a political prisoner. It would be the same for her if she were in the u.s. That stuff isn't legal everywhere. Know before you go.

Ohwell said...

Black folks talk too much. It pays too keep your opinion too yourself. Her talk on male athlete's, she's not a
male. Shut up, go play somewhere else and don't break the law.

Anonymous said...

The bigger debate for me is the fact that she HAD to work in Russia because the WNBA pays the Black women who make them billions get 'pennies' per game compared to the men. And OF COURSE 'bought and sold' millionaire Black NBA players stay quiet. Hope they choke on their wealth.

Anonymous said...

^^ She didn't HAVE to do anything. People survive on much much less than a WNBA player salary. Stop the foolishness.

Dee said...

Biden turned down Curry's offer to help. Don't know what he could've done, but...

Anonymous said...

We don't really know if she's guilty or not.They could have told her to say these things she's stuck in a foreign country scared and alone. I wish her the best and home she gets to come home.

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Putin is going to lose that war, his soldiers are tired of fighting a baseless war on his behalf, by the end of the year his raggedly ass should be out of power, Putin got a lot shit going on, his ass is sick with cancer and he's about to be kicked to the curb. Hopefully this sister will come home soon.

Anonymous said...

Putin will win and he will come with China and others next for USofA

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