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Fears Putin will use WNBA All-Star Brittney
Griner, 31, as a 'high-profile hostage'
after she was detained on arrival at Moscow
airport three WEEKS ago with 'cannabis-filled
vape pen': Faces 10 YEARS in jail

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Posted By: Imright, 3/6/2022 4:32:02 AM

American women's basketball great Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for at least three weeks after the two-time Olympic gold medal winner and seven time WNBA All-Star was arrested at a Moscow airport for allegedly having a vape pen filled with hash oil. Griner, 31, was detained last month while flying in to play for her Russian basketball team during the WNBA offseason, but there has been no confirmed date of when she was arrested. Her last communication was on February 5 when she posted a photo to Instagram of her and her Phoenix Mercury teammates. Now Russia might use Griner as leverage

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Reply 1 - Posted by: SweetPea3 3/6/2022 5:28:14 AM (No. 1091340)
Play stooopud games, win stooopud prizes.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HerbVA 3/6/2022 6:31:30 AM (No. 1091362)
“High profile”? Who has the slightest interest in the WNBA or recognition of the Bull dykes therein?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Peregrine 3/6/2022 6:51:53 AM (No. 1091368)
High profile hostage as in "The Ranson of Red Chief"?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/6/2022 6:52:11 AM (No. 1091369)
I’m trying to muster up a “give a crap” but I’m not there yet.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 3/6/2022 7:09:12 AM (No. 1091381)
This America hater Griner is hardly a "high-profile" anything. Just another loser. Keep it, it's just some garbage we no longer need or want.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry 3/6/2022 7:23:55 AM (No. 1091396)
Some folks are such slow learners. Just because US law is pretty lax re: marijuana and derivative products does not mean all nations' laws are the same way. Leave the non-prescription junk at home when you travel abroad. Better yet, simply leave the stuff alone, period.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey 3/6/2022 7:48:47 AM (No. 1091422)
High Profile hostage??? Ha ha...don't make me laugh...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DW626 3/6/2022 8:00:18 AM (No. 1091436)
Actions in other countries where the race/gender card isn’t recognized has serious consequences.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: udanja99 3/6/2022 8:02:39 AM (No. 1091440)
Never heard of her until this idiocy. #1 nails it. Oh, and Brittney, bless your heart, the dreads and the tats aren’t helping you. Look like a ghetto queen, get treated like a ghetto queen.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 3/6/2022 8:04:37 AM (No. 1091442)
Dear Mister Putin - Keep her.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/6/2022 8:23:35 AM (No. 1091459)
Sorry, but a player in the Lesbian National Basketball Association doesn't qualify as "high profile." Try again.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: padiva 3/6/2022 8:34:58 AM (No. 1091469)
Sheila, go over to Russia and demand that Putin release her. Go ahead. You will have the time of your life. (sorry about the pun)
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/6/2022 8:38:06 AM (No. 1091473)
This reminds me of the case in Singapore during the Clinton administration. I cannot remember the individual's name but he was petitioning the President of the USA to help him because he was going to be caned. It is very sad that officials, parents, or whoever is in authority does not educate how one should follow the laws in another country.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: AltaD 3/6/2022 8:50:14 AM (No. 1091485)
Spot on #3. She's a nasty, anti-American piece of work who the Russians are more than welcome to keep.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TJ54 3/6/2022 8:57:26 AM (No. 1091493)
They can keep her / black privilege does not work in Russia
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bassman1911 3/6/2022 9:12:50 AM (No. 1091504)
I’m sorry. Am I supposed to feel sorry for this Ho?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mifla 3/6/2022 9:24:19 AM (No. 1091517)
Female, check. Black, check. Celebrity, check. In America, nope. The victim card only works in the USA.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 3/6/2022 9:38:16 AM (No. 1091530)
She had to know what could happen bringing in those drugs in her luggage. Play stupid games is right. Break the law in a foreign country, there is a penalty to pay.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Ashley Brenton 3/6/2022 9:52:47 AM (No. 1091546)
I'll see your Griner and raise you 10 surplus Polish Mig-29s clandestinely landed in Ukraine in the dead of night...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Italiano 3/6/2022 9:54:05 AM (No. 1091548)
When Putin sees what he has with the lovely and gracious damsel Brittney Griner, he'll fly her back here first class.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bigfatslob 3/6/2022 9:59:57 AM (No. 1091556)
See you in ten years, stoopid jerk. I just can't get too worked up for some reason.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: red1066 3/6/2022 10:12:57 AM (No. 1091575)
I never heard of her, and if she's stupid enough to try and board a plane in Russia with weed, then I say tough. Someone this stupid got into the situation on their own. Let them get out of it on their own.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Socio 3/6/2022 10:29:21 AM (No. 1091596)
Sorry but if you are dumb enough to fly to a foreign country on the cusp of war, and do it with a vape pen full of hash oil then you belong in prison. She is going to find out what doing real hard time is like, she is going to be scared straight on steroids!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: swarfer 3/6/2022 11:16:45 AM (No. 1091661)
Some countries actually enforce their laws. No bail for drug violations? Imagine that. I never heard of this person and I doubt many people have. Looks like just another stupid American carelessly bringing drugs into a foreign country. Instead of ending up in court and prison, they’ll probably hold her for a while in jail as an inconvenience then release her.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: John Moses Browning 3/6/2022 11:19:22 AM (No. 1091664)
Dear Vlad, please just keep her. Thanks!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 3/6/2022 1:32:55 PM (No. 1091813)
Never heard of her, WNBA is not "high profile"....barely a blip.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bighambone 3/6/2022 5:21:01 PM (No. 1091938)
You have to be pretty dumb to land in a foreign country and go through Customs while in possession of unlawful drugs.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: chefrandy 3/6/2022 5:54:01 PM (No. 1091970)
Considering the chumminess between the NBA and China, that's about the only leverage going in this case. Well, that and Sheila Jackson Lee demanding her immediate release.
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