WNBA's Griner heads back to Russian court after guilty plea MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner is due back in a Russian court Thursday to resume a trial that was jolted last week when she abruptly pleaded guilty to drug possession charges.
Brittney Griner pleads guilty to Russian drug charges, denies intent
The athlete was detained in February after cannabis oil was allegedly found in her airport luggage.
Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty in Russia, As Her Family Escalates Public Pleas to Biden for Her Release
A Russian diplomat warned the Biden administration to not build “hype” around the WNBA star, who is facing up to a decade in a Russian penal colony. Both Biden and Harris spoke with Griner's wife, as she and her family go public with their calls on th