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Brittney Yevette Griner

By Christina

August 05, 2022

Griner was born in Houston, the daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner.


Brittney Griner was born on October 18, 1990

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Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association.


Griner, who is a double Olympic gold medallist and is considered one of the best players in the world, was detained in February at an airport near Moscow when vape cartridges containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage.

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A Russian court has sentenced US basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison on drug charges.


The 31-year-old Griner admitted possessing cannabis oil but told the court she made an “honest mistake”.


“I made an honest mistake, and I hope in your ruling it does not end my life. I did not conspire or plan to commit this crime,”

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