Brittney Griner: WNBA star sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia for drug trafficking

Judge Anna Sotnikova of the Khimki city court handed down the sentence and fined Griner 1 million rubles, or about $16,400. She said the court considered Griner’s partial guilty plea, remorse, health and charitable activities. Prosecutors asked that she be sentenced to 9.5 years in prison. “I never intended to hurt anyone, I never intended …

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