Russia sentences basketball star Brittney Griner to 9 years on drug charges

A Russian court has sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years on drug charges.

Griner has been undergoing a month-long trial in Russia.

The verdict comes nearly 6 months after she was arrested at the airport with cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage.

Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player with a net worth of $5 million.

Her WNBA salary pales in comparison to her Russian earnings.

During the peak of her career, Griner made $664,544.

Griner earned over $1 million per season playing in Russia for the last seven seasons.

Griner also joined Phoenix Rescue Mission’s mobile Hope Coach to help deliver shoes and other resources to the community.