Women’s basketball superstar Brittney Griner detained in Russia

Brittney Griner detained at airport near Moscow on drug chargesAmerican could face five to 10 years in prison under Russian lawSeven-time WNBA All-Star also plays for UMMC EkaterinburgBrittney Griner, one of America’s most decorated women’s basketball players, has reportedly been detained by Russian Federal Customs Service authorities after the discovery of vape cartridges that contained hashish oil in her luggage at an airport near Moscow.The Customs Service confirmed “the detainee is a professional basketball player” who played in the Women’s National Basketball Association and won two Olympic gold medals with the United States in a statement issued on Saturday, but did not release the player’s name. Continue reading...

Women’s basketball superstar Brittney Griner detained in Russia
  • Brittney Griner detained at airport near Moscow on drug charges
  • American could face five to 10 years in prison under Russian law
  • Seven-time WNBA All-Star also plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg

Brittney Griner, one of America’s most decorated women’s basketball players, has reportedly been detained by Russian Federal Customs Service authorities after the discovery of vape cartridges that contained hashish oil in her luggage at an airport near Moscow.

The Customs Service confirmed “the detainee is a professional basketball player” who played in the Women’s National Basketball Association and won two Olympic gold medals with the United States in a statement issued on Saturday, but did not release the player’s name.

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