“Loaded up with drugs into a hostile territory” WNBA star Brittney Griner’s arrest triggers shocking comment from ex-president of USA

One of the Baylor Bears’ finest players, Brittney Griner, was imprisoned in Russia for possessing a THC oil cartridge containing a minimal amount of marijuana; she was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony. Nicki Collen expressed her views claiming that Grinner’s punishment was excessively long, at a media conference before the season starts.

Griner’s current scandal in Russia has divided opinion throughout the globe on what should happen to her; some believe she should serve out her sentence in Russia, while others believe she should be tried in the United States, in her home country.

While President Biden reassured that “Today American citizen Brittney Griner received her prison sentence, that is one more reminder what the world already knew. Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney Griner, it’s unacceptable and I will call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends and teammates.”

On the other hand, former US president Trump sided with the Russians and completely disregarded Brittney’s situation and was insensitive enough to say “She went in there loaded up with drugs into a hostile territory where they’re very vigilant about drugs. They don’t like drugs,” Trump referred to the Phoenix Mercury star as “spoiled” and questioned the government’s intention to get Griner back through a trade transaction involving a Russian arms dealer.

Nicki Collen, the former WNBA Coach of the Year, spoke for a while about one of Baylor’s legendary player, she said “No one’s saying she didn’t make a mistake. None of us are perfect.

But I guess I would wanna know if I did something and was stuck in a foreign country, what it was, what it wasn’t. I think we all know that 10 years is a long time.” Collen consequently joins the lengthy list of Americans who think the Russian judiciary’s judgments are harsh and unfair.

Brittney hasn’t played for Collen, but it appears that her alumni still remember one of their best players. Griner once again won every major award during the 2012–13 season. The AP Player of the Year, the Wade Trophy, the Naismith Trophy, the USBWA Player of the Year, and the Wooden Award are just a few of her honors, not forgetting that Griner also received the Defensive Player of the Year title for the third consecutive year. She was selected as the first overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury as a result of her stellar college career.


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