Brittney Griner net worth 2022: WNBA superstar loses appeal in Russian court

Brittney Griner net worth 2022: WNBA superstar loses appeal in Russian court

A Russian court upheld WNBA star Brittney Griner’s 9-year prison sentence on October 25.

This decision will send the US athlete to a penal colony.

In the ruling, the court said the time Griner will have to serve in prison will be recalculated with her time in pre-trial detention.

“President Biden has been very clear that Brittney should be released immediately," a statement by NSA Jake Sullivan said.

Griner was arrested at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow on February 17.

Russian authorities said the athlete had vape cartridges with cannabis oil inside her luggage.

A Russian court found Griner guilty of smuggling and storing narcotics and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in jail.

Griner's fortune stands at $5 million in 2022.