Brittney Griner was blessed with height, athleticism, having been born in a free country, and the uniquely American opportunity to become vastly wealthy as a result of the previous three things. In any other time in history – or indeed in any time right now in other countries – she would have touched her fame or fortune.
For her blessings, Griner chose to spit on the American flag and the American traditions that gave her – a gay black woman – so much. It’s disgusting how leftist ideology warped her to such a degree that the United States offered her endless opportunities and she returned the favor by hiding in the locker room like a bitter child.
So, as her Russian saga played out, she found little support back home. The irony that she would be imprisoned in Russia for an offense so meager back home (unless you were in Kamala Harris’ orbit) and was suddenly begging her hated America for help was delicious. I wouldn’t have wished Russian imprisonment on her, but neither will I lose sleep. You see, I know how good I have it here. Griner needed that lesson as it turns out.
And now she got some crushing news: Vladimir Putin’s no-nonsense criminal justice system is going to lock her up and make her pay for her offense.
According to Fox News, Griner was handed down a nine-year sentence and a fine of one million rubles after her guilty verdict. One million rubles amounts to about $16,000.
Following the sentence, Griner apologized for embarrassing those around her – her family, friends, and teammates – for having been caught with illegal hashish:
“I want to apologize to my teammates, my club, my fans and the city of (Yekaterinburg) for my mistake that I made and the embarrassment that I brought on them.
“I want to also apologize to my parents, my siblings, the Phoenix Mercury organization back at home, the amazing women of the WNBA, and my amazing spouse back at home.”
“Hope in your ruling it does not end my life.”
Patriot Fetch noted how Griner’s wife and coach have both made pleas to Joe Biden, who has so far been helpless in figuring out an arrangement. The last news was that he was considering a murderous black market arms dealer in exchange for the female basketball player. Yikes.
“The sentence and conviction follow a long saga of Griner and her allies pleading for help from Team Biden. Griner’s wife, for example, went on a tour begging Biden for help, saying:
“I just keep hearing that he [Biden] has the power. She’s a political pawn. So if they’re holding her because they want you to do something then I want you to do it.”
Similarly, her coach tried to help keep her out of prison, trying out the “sexist” argument when pressuring Biden to help, saying:
“Brittney Griner is top five, WNBA player like she’s an all time great… because of the finances of the WNBA and the payment is in many ways, forced to play overseas as well. It’s how they end up in Russia and China and these other regimes.
“Are we talking about this because of the disparity in what these athletes make now, because maybe Brittney Griner wouldn’t have even been in this situation, had it not been for that?””
Featured image, Shutterstock, Wikimedia Commons: Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
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