WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Detention Once Again Extended By Russian Court

Brittney Griner center for Phoenix Mercury at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix,AZ USA May 23,2017.

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WNBA star Brittney Griner will continue to remain behind bars for the foreseeable future.

According to a report from ABC News, Griner has once again had her detention extended by the Russian courts. As a result, Griner will remain in custody at least through July 2.

Her extension came at the request of investigators.

Griner has been detained since February after Russian officials claim cannabis oil was found in her luggage at an airport near Moscow. As a result, Russian officials launched a drug trafficking investigation into the 31-year-old Phoenix Mercury star. She was charged with “large-scale transportation of drugs.”

If convicted, Griner could face 10 years in prison in Russia.

For the last seven years, Griner has played for the Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason. She last played on January 29 before a two-week break for the FIBA World Cup qualifying tournaments.

While Griner is being detained, the WNBA is honoring her with a “BG42” logo on every court until she is released.

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