WNBA star to serve nine years in penal colony after Russia denies appeal

WNBA star to serve nine years in penal colony after Russia denies appeal

During her trial this past summer, Griner did not fight the inevitability of a guilty verdict. She instead tried in vain to seek a lenient sentence by apologizing for the “honest mistake” of inadvertently packing cannabis oil vape cartridges in her luggage when she flew into Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport last February.

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