Reps for “woke” WNBA star Brittany Griner say they’re hopeful she will receive “no severe sentence” after pleading guilty to drugs charges in Russia this week.
“The guilty plea was her decision informed by discussion with her legal defense team in Russia,” Griner’s legal told TMZ.
“Brittney sets an example of being brave.
“She decided to take full responsibility for her actions as she knows that she is a role model for many people.”
“Considering the nature of her case, the insignificant amount of the substance, and BG’s personality and history of positive contributions to global and Russian sport, the defense hopes that the plea will be considered by the court as a mitigating factor and there will be no severe sentence,” the reps said.
Meanwhile, far-left activist Al Sharpton is trying to insert himself into the situation.
He vowed to go to Russia to see her in person by making a clergy visit.
This came right before her guilty plea, however, so it’s unclear if he still plans to see through his pledge.
“It’s my intention to be in Russia next week,” Sharpton said.
“And I hope the White House will help to make it possible for me to do a clergy visit to let her know of the support and to let her know that her family and everyone is concerned about her and pray with her.
“And to bring a direct message back to this president from her and to hear from her.
“And you must remember as her wife has told me, she’s in a prison where most of the people can’t even talk English.
“She can’t even communicate with the people that run the prison.
“She’s in a Russian jail.
“This is atrocious at best.
Is she being used as some political tool for Putin? We don’t know.
“Which is why we want to go.”
According to CNN, “Griner’s plea came on the second day of her trial, which began last week when a prosecutor accused her of smuggling less than a gram of cannabis oil in her luggage.
“According to state media agency TASS, prosecutors argue Griner intended to import the drugs into Russia’s territory and put the prohibited substances into a backpack and a suitcase.”
Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, said about Biden getting her out:
“While I will remain concerned and outspoken until she is back home, I am hopeful in knowing that the President read my wife’s letter and took the time to respond,” she said.
“I know BG will be able to find comfort in knowing she has not been forgotten.”
If President Trump were still in the Oval Office, Brittney Griner would be home. For the record, we should bring her home, but if and when we do, I trust her days of kneeling during the anthem are over. pic.twitter.com/Ie3oo1Z1MA
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) July 5, 2022