Brittney Griner’s Russian teammate, GM offer character statements in court appearance

Two members of Brittney Griner’s Russian club team appeared as character witnesses in her trial Thursday, telling the judge that she has been an exemplary player and citizen during her six seasons in Russia. UMMC Ekaterinburg teammate Evgeniya Belyakova and Maxim Ryabkov, the team’s general manager, spoke during the brief afternoon court session while Griner … Read more

WNBA star had doctor’s note for cannabis use

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner at her drug possession trial in Russia on Friday gave the court a U.S. doctor’s letter recommending she use medical cannabis to treat pain. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and standout for the Phoenix Mercury, was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February … Read more

WNBA star Brittney Griner back in Russian court as trial resumes

KHIMKI, Russia — A lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner at her drug possession trial in Russia on Friday gave the court a U.S. doctor’s letter recommending she use medical cannabis to treat pain. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and standout for the Phoenix Mercury, was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February after … Read more

WNBA’s Griner back in Russian court as trial continues

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner faced a Russian court again on Friday as her drug possession trial resumed after she pleaded guilty to the charges. Griner’s defense lawyers presented evidence that the basketball player received permission from Arizona health authorities to use cannabis for chronic pain. “The attending physician gave Brittney … Read more

Brittney Griner writes open letter to Biden as her trial begins

Brittney Griner Russia trial: Will ‘100% be found guilty,’ expert says Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in Russia after allegedly being found with marijuana at the Moscow airport. The WNBA star, who has been detained since February, will be seated in a steel cage inside the courtroom, and unable to communicate with … Read more

WNBA’s Griner gets support at trial from character witnesses

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — Brittney Griner’s drug possession trial resumed Thursday with the head of the Russian club she plays for in the offseason and a teammate from that squad testifying in support of her character and what the WNBA star has meant for women’s basketball in the country. Griner, who pleaded guilty last week, … Read more

Character Witnesses Testify in Support of WNBA’s Griner – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

American basketball star Brittney Griner didn’t testify on the third day of her drugs possession trial in Russia, but the director of the Russian team she plays for in the offseason said he told the court about her merits. Griner was arrested in February at the Russian capital’s Sheremetyevo Airport when customs officials said they … Read more

Character witnesses testify in support of WNBA’s Griner

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner didn’t testify on the third day of her drugs possession trial in Russia, but the director of the Russian team she plays for in the offseason said he told the court about her merits. Griner was arrested in February at the Russian capital’s Sheremetyevo Airport when … Read more

Tina Charles hops from Mercury to Storm

Tina CharlesPhoto: Getty Images Superteams are having a tough go of it in 2022. Tina Charles’ “contract divorce” with the Phoenix Mercury was the type of clean, drama-free breakaway from an underwhelming superteam Kyrie Irving could only dream of. Charles, 34, is at the tail end of her prime and reportedly upset with her role … Read more

Petition to prioritize freeing Brittney Griner launched by WNBPA

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia. More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner had a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Alexander … Read more