Reactions to Brittney Griner’s conviction, 9-year sentence

5 days ago
Reactions to Brittney Griner’s conviction, 9-year sentence

Published Thursday 4 August 2022

WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was convicted and sentenced to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling Thursday. Here are reactions from around the basketball and political realms: ___ “Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney. It’s unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates. My administration will continue to work tirelessly and pursue every possible avenue to bring Brittney and Paul Whelan home safely as soon as possible.” — President Joe Biden said. ___

Adam Silver American Basketball Brianna Turner Brittney Griner Cathy Engelbert House Joe Biden Nancy Pelosi NBA Paul Whelan Phoenix Mercury Russian Sentencing Sports WNBA

Details About the Article "Reactions to Brittney Griner’s conviction, 9-year sentence"

This article was originally published by The Associated Press and was recommended by a couple of days later due to its popularity. It has gotten a lot of attention and 54 comments have been submitted since it was published in August of 2022. The article "Reactions to Brittney Griner’s conviction, 9-year sentence" is a news post and categorized as NBA by and the main topics includes Adam Silver, American, Basketball, Brianna Turner, Brittney Griner, Cathy Engelbert, House, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, NBA, Paul Whelan, Phoenix Mercury, Russian, Sentencing, Sports & WNBA. is the best news aggregator website on the web for news about nba.