Britney Griner spoke to a member of the media on Tuesday for the first time since his February arrest in Russia… saying she had “no complaints” about his detention and adding that he wanted to wish his wife “good chance for the bar exam”. “
Griner – who was back in court on Tuesday for a rehearing in his drug case – spoke to an ABC News producer behind bars inside the Moscow courtroom.
The take recorded the conversation, and in the audio, you can hear Griner calmly send the message to Cherelle Griner (who is studying to be a lawyer) – while adding that she is “patiently waiting” for a resolution in her drug case.
Brittney held up a photo of Cherelle minutes before the conversation with the reporter. She also wore a sweatshirt that read “Black Lives Are Loved” on it.
At the hearing, according to ReutersGriner’s legal team argued that the WNBA star used medical cannabis to help him deal with his injuries – and was not using the drug recreationally.
As noted, Griner has to plead guilty accused of bringing hash oil in her luggage to a Moscow airport in February, despite saying she had no intention of breaking Russian law.
Griner faces up to 10 years in prison in this case. She is due back for another trial hearing later this week.
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