Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner's detention extended by 1 month by Moscow court

The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner says her pre-trial detention in Russia is extended by one month, according to the Associated Press.

MOSCOW, Russia — star Brittney Griner’s lawyer says her pre-trial detention in Russia is extended by one month after she appeared in a Moscow court Friday.

The lawyer, Alexander Boikov, told The Associated Press he believed the relatively short extension of the detention indicated the case would come to trial soon.

Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was detained at the Moscow airport after vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage, which could carry a

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