Posted on · Griner has been held in Russia since February on drug-related charges. She was sentenced last month to nine years in prison after pleading guilty and has appealed the punishment.
Posted on · Griner's attorney was quoted by Russian news agencies on Monday as saying the appeal was filed, but the grounds of the appeal were not immediately clear.
Posted on · WNBA star Brittney Griner will remain in Russian custody through at least July 2, Russian state media reported. The U.S. says she is being wrongfully detained.
Posted on · LeBron James tweeted his support for WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been detained by Russian authorities for over 100 days.
Posted on · The Houston native has been detained in Russia for nearly four months.
Posted on · 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 maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Posted on · "The reality is, she's over there because of a gender issue ― pay inequity," the head of the WNBA's players union said this week about the basketball star who's been detained in Russia since February.
Posted on · Although the WNBA has yet to commit to league expansion, some say conditions could be right in the next few years for Houston to welcome back a team – if the right investors step forward.
Posted on · Russian authorities said earlier this month that they detained Griner at a Moscow-area airport for allegedly transporting vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.
Posted on · We've come a long way, but the recent situation with Olympic champion Brittney Griner being detained in Russia shows there's still more to be done for equal treatment of women in sports.
Posted on · Player organizations in the NBA, NHL, NFL, WNBA and MLB were sent an open letter by the organization's national and state presidents.