Griner Defense Team Files Appeal To Drug Conviction

WNBA star Brittney Griner’s defense team has filed an appeal against her conviction on drug charges in Russia after she was sentenced to nine years in prison. NBC News’ Morgan Chesky reports the appeal will take at least three months to process. 

» Subscribe to NBC News:
» Watch more NBC video:

NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features,,, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.

Connect with NBC News Online!
NBC News App:
Breaking News Alerts:
Visit NBCNews.Com:
Find NBC News on Facebook:
Follow NBC News on Twitter:

#WNBA #Griner #BrittneyGriner



  1. Who cares….getting sick & tired of hearing about this cry baby. She made her bed and let her lye in it. Expecting Americans to be on her side during her time & need….the same people & country that she hates. I'm praying she does the full 9 years in prison.

  2. Everyone deserves a fair trial and fair Justice. However that's Russia that's not America. And if you really think about it it's kind of karma because she was kneeling for the national anthem. She spoke so hateful towards our country her own country. And now she wants our country to bail her out. What a hypocrite. We do not negotiate with terrorists Brittany is a terrorist

  3. Her LEGAL issues are with Russia. She can continue her appeal (of her Russian sentencing) in their courts without delay. The US efforts to bring our Americans home is a separate event. And, they will be returned!!

  4. A white woman named Audrey Lorber was arrested in Russia with 19 grams of THC and served roughly two months in jail, far less time than the nine years that Brittney Griner, a black woman, received after being arrested with only 0.7 grams of THC.

    Stay mad White Supremacists. Brittany Griner will be back in AmeriKKKa by next Year.

  5. How obamas I mean bidden administration focus their attention questionable. Most people look at this athlete now with disgust because the prefential treatment giving all the incarcerated in America for similar

  6. Get the character back "home"…maybe she and others that are brainwashed to hate their country will get it through their heads , THIS is home, you have been foolish, mislead …and USA will stand strong..join your country men & women ,wake up to realize the gift that your birth has given you..Get this person home.

  7. So, here we have a "celebrity" who kneeled during the nation Anthe, claimed our country is racist, and essentially denounced the U.S. Constitution…. And we're supposed to give a hoot about her breaking laws in another country? Play #$@& games, win #$@& prizes.

  8. Why should they be trying to do a prisoner swap for her, what makes her so special, what about other americans in other prisons in the world , what about people in prison here for marijuana convictions, so what makes her so special

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.