Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges 

Center WNBA All-Star and Two-time US Olympic basketball gold medalist Brittney Griner have pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court after authorities found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage in February. She had been entering Russia to play with the Russian Premier League during the WNBA offseason. 

Griner, whom the US State Department has classified as wrongfully detained, faces up to 10 years in prison under the charge. 

She is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. In 2012, the three-time All-American was named the AP Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Griner is one of 11 women to receive an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA championship, a FIBA World Cup gold medal, and a WNBA championship.

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