Brittney Griner arrest photo released by Russian media
Russian state media is providing the first known photo of WNBA star Brittney Griner since her arrest in the country last month.
Russia’s primary state-run news channel released an apparent booking photo of Griner this week. The photo was aired Tuesday on CNN.
Russian state TV has released a photo of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who was arrested on drug charges in the country after Russian officials say cannabis oil was found in her luggage. CNN's @RosaFlores has the story. pic.twitter.com/SzB9MSSQfY
— CNN (@CNN) March 8, 2022
Here is a still capture of the photograph.
Brittney Griner's booking photo in Russia pic.twitter.com/BP4HOWM3RM
— Bacon, Grits, Eggs (@reddawg77089) March 8, 2022
The seven-time WNBA All-Star Griner was detained on drug charges after reportedly being found with vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at a Moscow airport. Even more concerning is that Griner was in custody for a long time apparently before news of her arrest went public.
Griner is said to be facing up to ten years in prison. The one bit of good news though is that the United States government has gotten involved in her case.
Photo: Mar 12, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner in attendance of the Phoenix Suns game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports