Brittney Griner pleads guilty

It seems there has been a development in the unnerving saga and legal drama playing out in Russia. She has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a court appearance today.

WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court Thursday. She faces up to 10 years in a penal colony over the offenses.

She told the court that she had not purposefully broken Russian law, according to Reuters who had a journalist in the courtroom. Her next court appearance is on July 14.

Alex Cooper, The Advocate

This has been a gut-wrenching storyline that we have paid enough attention to. There is so much going on right now as right-wing conservatives gut laws and overturn freedom across this country. We wish Brittney, and her wife, all the best and we hope to try and stay on top this developing story a little better in the weeks to come.

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