Brittney Griner Convicted on Drug Charges; Sentenced to Nine Years

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A Russian court found WNBA player Brittney Griner guilty of drug charges.

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The court sentenced her to nine years in prison on accusations of smuggling vape cartridges. 

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The Russian court also fined Griner 1 million rubles ($16,301).

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Brittney was arrested from a Russian airport and pleaded guilty of charges.

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Griner leaves the courtroom in handcuffs after the ruling saying: "I love my family".

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U.S. President Joe Biden called the sentence ruling "unacceptable."

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Houston-born Brittney Griner is a professional basketball player for WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.

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Texas-born Brittney is 31-year-old and has a net worth of $ 5 million.

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