Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug charges in Russia.
The WNBA star was arrested months ago after allegedly being in possession of banned hash oil while at an airport, and she entered a guilty plea Thursday, according to Reuters.
“I’d like to plead guilty, your honour. But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law,” Griner told the court during a Thursday appearance, according to the same Reuters report.
Her next court hearing is scheduled for July 14, and she faces up to a decade in a Russian prison.
Hopefully, common sense can prevail and the Russians will let Griner go. She needs to come home, and despite the guilty plea, I think most reasonable people can agree that this whole situation is a sham.
The Russians are almost certainly holding her as a bargaining chip.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she gets hit with a 10 year sentence whenever the judge hands it down. That will only go to show how much of a joke this situation is.
I’m not sure we need to lob some cruise missiles to get her back, but we shouldn’t rule it out!
Hopefully, President Biden makes some progress as quickly as possible. Bring Griner home!
H/T: Daily Caller