In March, WNBA player Brittney Griner was detained in Russia on drug charges after hashish oil was discovered in her bags at the Moscow airport. She later pleaded guilty to drug charges.
On Thursday, a Russian court found Griner guilty and sentenced her to nine years in a penal colony.
According to the New York Times, Griner’s legal team called the verdict “absolutely unreasonable,” adding that they will “certainly file an appeal.”
They claimed the court had “completely ignored all the evidence of the defense, and most importantly, the guilty plea.”
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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