In a shocking turn of events, two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist, Brittany Griner has entered a guilty plea in a Russian court for charges of drug possession and smuggling. The international basketball star was arrested at the Moscow airport last February when officials discovered cannabis oil in her luggage. She now faces up to a 10-year prison sentence.
Griner has been charged with smuggling cannabis oil into Russian territory. Reportedly she was carrying less than one gram of the oil. She claims to have mistakenly placed the illicit substance in her backpack prior to leaving the U.S. According to her defense team, samples taken from Griner indicated no trace of any illegal substance, adding “She was clean, and she was tested,” the lawyer said.
The lawyers were quick to point out the guilty plea was Griner’s decision, adding that she “sets an example of being brave.”
“She decided to take full responsibility for her actions as she knows that she is a role model for many people. Considering the nature of her case, the … Read More