A Russian judge has sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug possession after cannabis oil was discovered in her luggage.
DAVE BRIGGS: A Russian judge has sentenced American women's basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in jail after finding her guilty of smuggling and storing illegal drugs. She will also have to pay a fine of 1 million rubles or about $16,400.
Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport over five months ago. She was accused of attempting to smuggle less than 1 gram of cannabis oil in her luggage. In a statement, President Biden says Griner's sentence is, quote, "unacceptable," while calling on Russia to release her immediately.