Brittney Griner Officially Sentenced To 9 Years

An international debate has been raging over the Olympic medalist.

Credit: Brittney Griner/Instagram

A Russian court has found WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of smuggling drugs, according to several reports.

As a result of her arrest in Moscow for possession of less than one gram of marijuana oil, the Olympic medalist has been the subject of international discourse.

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Credit: Brittney Griner/Instagram

Brittney, who publicly came out as a lesbian in 2013, has been imprisoned in a Russian jail for six months.

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She's now been convicted of smuggling drugs with criminal intent after the culmination of her trial, where Brittney insisted she carried out the crime intentionally.

As prosecutors argued during closing arguments, Brittney should serve a minimum of 10 years, but her official sentence was nine.

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