WNBA star Griner pleads guilty in Russia court on drug, smuggling charges, reports

Griner is also a U.S. Olympian

Published: July 7, 2022 10:24am

Updated: July 7, 2022 10:31am

U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner reportedly pleaded guilty Thursday to drug possession and smuggling charges in her trial in Russia, where she has been detained on the matter since February, according to the Associated Press.

The wire service report is based on reports from Russia news services.

Griner was arrested in February at a Russia airport for attempting to bring hash oil, allegedly in a vape pipe in her luggage, into the country. 

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