WNBA star Brittney Griner just lately appeared in court docket and her lawyer says that her detention in Russia has been prolonged for at the least one other month.
In line with the Related Press, Brittney’s lawyer Alexander Boikov mentioned though her time has been prolonged, he believes this implies her case would come to trial quickly. As a lot of you understand, she was detained again in February after vape cartridges containing oil derived from hashish have been allegedly present in her baggage, which the Russians think about a legal offense.
Boikov mentioned, “We didn’t obtain any complaints in regards to the detention situations from our consumer.”
It wasn’t till earlier this month that the Biden administration declared that she was wrongfully detained whereas in Russia. Her detainment got here because the battle between Russia and Ukraine started to intensify. Again in March, her detention was prolonged to Could nineteenth.
As the beginning of the WNBA season rapidly started to roll round, her agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas beforehand spoke out and mentioned, “Brittney has been detained for 75 days and our expectation is that the White Home do no matter is critical to deliver her dwelling.”
Brittney has been receiving assist from her friends inside the WNBA and the NBA. As beforehand reported, earlier this week the Phoenix Suns unveiled a brand new decal on their court docket forward of the playoff sport in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks. The week prior, her staff the Phoenix Mercury unveiled the identical decal, in addition to the opposite WNBA groups.
The WNBA may even permit the Phoenix Mercury to proceed to pay her this season with out it being counted in opposition to the staff’s cap.
We’ll proceed to maintain you up to date as extra particulars turn into out there.
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