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Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison on drug charges

By HatetheSwamp
August 4, 2022 8:55 am
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WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after being convicted on drug charges by a Moscow court Thursday.

Prosecutors asked for a sentence of 9 1/2 years after closing arguments in a lengthy trial that has underscored the frayed relations between the United States and Russia since the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.


My opinion of Griner is that she's not a nice person and probably deserves this...

...but that may only be because I'm a U Conn fan with a long memory.


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  1. by Donna on August 4, 2022 11:51 am
    One would have to be devoid of empathy to not feel bad for Ms. Griner. OTOH it was really stupid of her to take any kind of controlled substance into Russia. Hopefully a prisoner swap deal will be made.


  2. by HatetheSwamp on August 4, 2022 11:52 am

    Agreed. Even if she did play for Baylor.


  3. by Curt_Anderson on August 4, 2022 12:06 pm
    Donna,
    She made at least three stupid moves. Bringing hash oil into Russia. Having it in her possession while in Russia. Trying to take it out. If her first mistake was unintentional, she should thrown her THC and vape pipe into the nearest dumpster as soon as she realized it.

    Another dumb move was to be in Russia while their Ukraine invasion was just a day or two away. That's like staying in Nazi Germany at the start of WWII. It's hard enough to dealing with friendly governments, dealing with an enemy nation during wartime is practically impossible.

    Marijuana is legal in Oregon. It's not legal in many states. I wouldn't try to get through airport security in Boise, Idaho with a lid in my pocket.


  4. by Donna on August 4, 2022 12:08 pm
    Very poor judgment on her part, no question. I still feel bad for her. She wasn't trying to hurt anyone.


  5. by oldedude on August 4, 2022 8:01 pm
    She pled guilty. Done. Just like Flynn.


  6. by Donna on August 5, 2022 4:20 pm
    Pleaded, not pled.


  7. by HatetheSwamp on August 5, 2022 6:21 pm

    "Plead belongs to the same class of verbs as bleed, lead, and feed, and like them it has a past and past participle with a short vowel spelled pled (or sometimes plead, which is pronounced alike)." -Merriam-Webster


  8. by oldedude on August 5, 2022 7:01 pm
    It's interesting when they lose an argument. Block, defect, change subject, hit with a cheap shot.


  9. by Donna on August 5, 2022 7:14 pm
    Nope. "Pleaded" is the correct past tense of plead when used as legal terminology. See link.
    google.com


  10. by oldedude on August 5, 2022 7:32 pm
    Again, although this was a very poor deflection. If you're just insisting on being correct about something/ anything, I guess I'll give it to you. Just because sometimes you need your ego stroked.


  11. by Donna on August 5, 2022 7:37 pm
    Well thank you, your honor.

    To be fair, though,

    "Pleaded guilty" and "pled guilty" are both acceptable because "pleaded" and "pled" are both used as the past tense of "to plead." The most acceptable past tense is "pleaded," but, over time, "pled" has also become acceptable. He pleaded guilty to the charge."

    So both are correct, although "pleaded" is preferred.




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