Brittney Griner Wishes Wife Cherelle ‘Good Luck on the Bar Examfrom Russian Court

Brittney Griner Wishes Wife Cherelle 'Good Luck on the Bar Exam' from Russian Court

布兰妮·格林纳 is thinking about her loved ones while detained in Russia.

说话的时候 美国广播公司新闻 on Tuesday during her hearing for drug charges, 34-year-old Griner had a message for her wife, 谢雷尔.

Good luck on the bar exam,” Griner said in the message to Cherelle, WHO graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law in May. Cherelle started the intensive, two-day exam to become a practicing lawyer Tuesday.

Griner told ABC News that she iswaiting patientlywhile in custody but hasno complaints.During the hearing, she held up a sign that included a photograph of her and Cherelle.

The Phoenix Mercury center was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in February after officials 据称发现 vape cartridges containing hash oil, an illegal substance in Russia, in her luggage.

Griner’s trial began on July 1 在俄国, and on July 7 she pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the country. According to ABC News, she is expected to testify in court on Wednesday after her initial testimony was delayed at the request of her legal team to provide her with more preperation time.

根据 早安美国, 关于 99 percent of those arrested on drug charges in Russia serve a maximum sentence of 10 入狱年.

本月初, Griner’s lawyers told the court that the Phoenix Mercury center has a doctor’s note approving cannabis for pain treatment.

The attending physician gave Brittney recommendations for the use of medical cannabis. The permission was issued on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health,” Maria Blagovolina, one of Griner’s attorneys, said during the hearing on Tuesday, 这 美联社 报道.

In a statement shared with PEOPLE earlier this month, Brittney’s legal team said her guilty pleawas her decision informed by discussion with her legal defense team in Russia.

Because ofthe nature of her case, the insignificant amount of the substance and BG’s personality and history of positive contributions to global and Russian sport,” the team is hopeful that her plea will help the athlete avoid asevere sentence,” her lawyers said.

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Last week during the 2022 ESPY, NBA star 斯蒂芬库里, along with WNBA stars Skylar Diggins-Smith and Nneka Ogwumike, 问 “the entire global sports community” 到 “stay energized on [Griner’s] behalf.

Because Brittney isn’t just on the Phoenix Mercury, she isn’t just on her team in Russia, she isn’t just an Olympian,” Curry said during the broadcast. “She’s one of us, a team of athletes in this room tonight and all over the world. A team that has nothing to do with global conflict.

他继续: “We can not stop fighting for her, we cannot stop believing for her, and we will not stop hoping for the day we can welcome her home safely.