KHIMKI, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner pleaded guilty in a Russian court on Thursday to drugs charges that might see her face 10 years in jail, a Reuters journalist reported from the courtroom.
Griner’s household have referred to as on U.S. President Joe Biden to step up efforts to safe the WNBA star’s launch.
“I’d like to plead guilty, your honour. But there was no intent. I did not need to break the regulation,” Griner stated, talking English which was then translated into Russian for the court.
“I’d like to give my testimony later. I want time to put together,” she added.
The subsequent court listening to was scheduled for 14 July.
(Reporting by Reuters; modifying by Guy Faulconbridge)