‘I’m Never Going to Russia’: Boxing Legend Condemns Brittney Griner’s ‘Insane’ 9-Year Prison Sentence


The recent news of WNBA player Brittney Griner being sentenced to a nine-year prison sentence by a Russian court has taken the internet by storm. This has led to a lot of celebrities and athletes commenting on the subject. Amidst this, American boxer Claressa Shields has also reacted to the news.

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Shields took to Twitter and wrote, “I’m never going to Russia, for anything. They really just gave BG 9 years in prison for a weed…. This world is insane”

Russian court found Griner guilty of smuggling and storing drugs and sentenced her to a 9-year prison sentence. Claressa Shields shared her disregard towards the Russian court as they announced the 9-year-long prison sentence to the athlete. Shields also stated that she would never go to Russia for anything.

Shakur Stevenson reacts to Brittney Griner’s prison sentence

Shakur Stevenson is among the top-notch boxers who are on the right path to a promising career in the sport. Following the Brittney Griner news, even Stevenson shared his thoughts about it through Twitter.

He wrote, “9 years? That’s a disgrace.. Prayers for her family and everybody that love and care for her smh”

Stevenson said that a 9-year prison sentence is a disgrace. He further offered prayers for Griner’s family and the people who love her.

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The world’s attention was quickly drawn to the news, and many were stunned as it broke. As per CNN, American President Joe Biden said, “Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney. It’s unacceptable, and I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends, and teammates.”

According to Biden, the basketball player is being held by Russia wrongfully, and this is unacceptable. He further stated that his administration would use all available means to return the athlete to her home safely.

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The news has undoubtedly shocked the entire globe. What Griner’s future holds will only become clear over time. What do you think about Shields’ comments in the interim? Let us know in the comments section below.

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