Brittney Griner Seen For The First Time Since Arrest In Russia, Pre-Trial Detention Extended

Brittney Griner appeared in a Russian courtroom for the first time since she was arrested in February for allegedly carrying oil cartridges in her bag while entering an airport near Moscow.

First Appearance And It Was Sad

Griner was led into court in handcuffs, an orange hoodie covered her lowered head and long dreadlocks spilled out over her face like a dark curtain. The 6-foot-9 Phoenix Mercury center and two-time Olympic gold medalist towered over those around her – Russians who once welcomed her in their country where she played during the off-season for the UMMC Ekaterinburg women's team for nearly seven years. 

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