Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges in Russia Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty in a Russian court on Thursday. “I’d like to plead guilty, your honor. But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law,” Griner said, according to Reuters. Griner added, “I’d like to give my testimony later. I need time to prepare.” Griner has been detained in Russia since February after being arrested for allegedly trying to bring cannabis oil-filled vape cartridges through a Moscow airport. Meanwhile, Reverend Al Sharpton has promised to make a trip to Moscow to see Griner as part of a clergy visit. How do you think this guilty plea will affect Brittney Griner? Should the U.S. attempt an exchange?
United States center Brittney Griner high fives teammates after a play during the second half of a women's basketball game against Senegal at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The United States defeated Senegal 121-56. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)