Brittney Griner simply wants out.
Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug. 4 after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
Since her 9-year sentence, not much has happened with the government and a possible prisoner swap.
Griner’s lawyer, Maria Blagovolina, provided an update on the two-time Olympic medalist during an interview with People.com. Blagovolina revealed that Griner is stressed about her future.
“Brittney is stressed and very much concerned with the future,” Blagovolina said.
Griner’s attorneys have 10 days to file an appeal to the ruling.
“As a legal team, we need to do [the] maximum to get a shorter term,” Blagovolina added. “We need to use every legal opportunity that we have, and [an] appeal is one of those opportunities.”
Before her conviction, the U.S. State Department declared Griner to be “wrongfully detained.”
With so little movement since her sentencing, you have to believe that Griner could be losing hope that something will be done and she just might have to serve her 9 years.