Out American basketball player, Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug charges in Russia.
However, she maintains that she did not intentionally break the law.
In court, Griner said, “I’d like to plead guilty, your honour.”
She continued, “But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law.”
Could Face Up To 10 Years in Prison
Griner’s next court date is July 14.
Under Russian law, if convicted, Griner can spend five to 10 years in prison.
By pleading guilty, Alexander Boykov, Griner’s lawyer, is hoping for a more lenient sentence.
The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) All-Star was arrested in Moscow on February 17.
Since then, there have been continued efforts to secure her release.
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