Brittney Griner Found Guilty Of Drug Smuggling In Russia

August 04, 2022

By: Mary Moore

As expected WNBA star Brittney Griner has been found guilty by a Russian court on Thursday, CNN reports.

Griner was found guilty of intentionally smuggling drugs with criminal intent.

The next step will be to hopefully get Griner home with a prisoner swap as the Biden administration waits to hear back from the Kremlin in exchange for convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout.

Griner has previously stated that she packed the illegal substance in a rush to board her flight out of the country. 

For now, we wait to see what the sentence will be for Griner and a possible appeal in court to today's verdict.

The prosecution is asking for 9 or more years.