WNBA Star Brittney Griner Gets Assigned New Punishment in Russia
I think people might as well come to the terms that WNBA star Brittney Griner is not going to be coming home for the holidays. In fact, she’s not going to be coming home for several years.
as you are probably aware, Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for what they essentially deem as drug possession. Russia doesn’t play around when it comes to enforcing their laws. The United States doesn’t always care about enforcing the laws. In some cases you can set a building on fire and get released the same day and never face any charges.
There was even a false report last month that Dennis Rodman had somehow talk to Vladimir Putin or someone else in Russia to get Brittney Griner back home.
Well, things just got worse for Greiner as she was sentenced to go serve in a forced labor camp in Russia.
Griner will face harsh conditions in the forced labor camp, and it will be difficult for her family to contact her or even know her exact location.
Griner was visiting Russia to compete in the WBNA offseason in February when Russian authorities found cannabis oil in her luggage. She was promptly arrested for possessing the vape cartridges and was later sentenced to nine years in prison.
On Griner’s 32nd birthday last month, her representatives released a statement thanking her supporters.
“Thank you everyone for fighting so hard to get me home. All the support and love are definitely helping me,” Griner said from prison, according to the statement.
I don’t know why everyone is so obsessed with trying to get her back to the United States. She broke the law of another country and it’s a just law, so it only makes sense that they would punish her for it. That’s what we should be doing here with people who aren’t from this country as well.