Get unlimited access to our best features
Subscribe now

Celebrities react to Brittney Griner's 9-year Russian prison sentence: 'This hurts'

Summary by Ground News
Brittney Griner was found guilty of drug possession and smuggling by a Russian court. She was sentenced to 9 years in prison and fined 1 million rubles (around $16,500) President Joe Biden, WNBA and NBA commissioners, as well as a slew of celebrities spoke out in support of the Olympic gold medalist.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

News Articles

More Filters
Times of IndiaTimes of India

Russian court hands Brittney Griner 9-year prison sentence in drugs trial

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison after finding her guilty of deliberately bringing cannabis-infused vape cartridges into Russia despite them being illegal.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
Read Full Article
CBS LocalCBS Local

Brittney Griner Sentenced To Nine Years In Russian Jail For Drug-Smuggling

RUSSIA. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) –Brittney Griner, WNBA star, was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn in Russia’s war against Ukraine.Judge Anna Sotnikova of the Khimki city court delivered the sentence and fined Griner 1 million rubles, or about $16,400. She said the court took into account Griner’s partial…

2 months ago·United States
Read Full Article

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

The Associated PressWNBA All-Star Brittney Griner was convicted and received a 9-year sentence from a Russian judge for drug possession and smuggling. Here are the reactions from across the basketball and political worlds.The post Reactions to Brittney Griner’s conviction, 9-year sentence appeared first on KRDO.

2 months ago
Read Full Article
Hollywood LifeHollywood Life

Jada Pinkett Smith, WNBA Teammates & More Outraged At Brittney Griner’s 9 Year Prison Sentence

Tons of celebrities spoke out against the sentencing that the WNBA star received after being found guilty of drug charges in Russia.

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
Read Full Article
abc 13 Houstonabc 13 Houston

What is next for WNBA star Brittney Griner following being handed a 9-year prison sentence?

The director of the Keenan Institute said that it was most likely the poor relations between the United States and Russia that led to Griner's nine-year sentence.

2 months ago·Houston, United States
Read Full Article
US MagazineUS Magazine

Brittney Griner Convicted of Drug Smuggling in Russia: Celebrities React

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison after six months of detention in the country — read more

2 months ago·United States
Read Full Article
Think freely.Subscribe and get full access to Ground NewsSubscriptions start at $9.99/yearSubscribe

Bias Distribution

61% of the sources are Center
CBS Local
Hollywood Life
abc 13 Houston
NBC News
Arizona Daily Sun
US Magazine
PBS NewsHour
Entertainment Tonight
Tulsa World
Lincoln Journal Star
Times of India
McKinnon Broadcasting
Fox News
L 31%
C 57%
See less detail