Brittney Griner’s sentence in Russia a necessary next step to get her home

Em Adler joins the Locked On Sports Today podcast to explain the significance of Griner’s sentence and what to expect on the timeline for bringing her home.

MOSCOW, Russia — WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced by a Russian court on Thursday to a nine-year sentence after finding her guilty on drug charges.

Griner, recognized as one of the greatest players in WNBA history, has been detained since Feb. 17 after police said they found vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage upon landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. She was returning to Russia, where she has competed since 2014.

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