Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to 9 years by Russian court

The WNBA star was sentenced by the Russian court on Aug. 4.In addition to the nine-year sentence, Griner was fined $16,300. Before her sentencing, Griner made an impassioned plea for leniency. "I never meant to hurt anybody, I never meant to put in jeopardy the Russian population, I never meant to break any laws here." Brittney Griner, WNBA Star, via CNN. "I made an honest mistake and I hope that in your ruling that it doesn't end my life here." Brittney Griner, WNBA Star, via CNN.

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