News broke out earlier this morning that Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner 9-year sentence. The appeal on drug charges got denied by a Russian Court in Moscow according to reports.
Griner has been serving a sentence in Russia for about half a year now. After being detained in an airport in Moscow for possession of Vape Cartridges. Ever since President Joe Biden and U.S officials have been trying to find alternatives to help her get back home to the United States.
Suns Players Respond to Brittney Griner News:
During the morning shoot-around, a couple of Sun’s players were asked about the news breaking today. Here’s what Suns starting small forward Mikal Bridges had to say about the situation.
“It’s just a sad situation. We want her here, we want her back and, man just praying for her and her family.”
Bridges allude more to the family aspect of it all as he’s praying for a different outcome to happen soon for the family’s sake.
“They’re constantly in it every single day. And I just pray for everything and I know it stinks but I just hope she comes home sooner rather than later.”
Mikal Bridges and Damion Lee react to news of Russian court rejecting Brittney Griner's 9-year sentence appeal. pic.twitter.com/kD762R65Vc
— Burn City Sports (@BurnCitySports) October 25, 2022
Another player that reacted on the matter was Suns backup shooting guard Damion Lee. Says he’s just hoping for resolve through this whole situation.
“You know it’s sad obviously”, Lee said. “You don’t want anyone to be in jail, wrongfully detained it’s just upset so hopefully we can find a way to get her back here, get her back safe.”
With Griner expected to serve the next 9 years in a Russian prison cell, all that can be hoped for is that this issue gets resolved like Bridges says, sooner rather than later.
*Get the BEST Phoenix sports insider information, exclusive content, and access to our seasonal magazines! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our premium content!*