Griner was also asked what message she has for her wife back home.
“Brittney sets an example of being brave. She decided to take full responsibility for her actions as she knows that she is a role model for many people,” the legal team said in the statement. “Considering the nature of her case, the insignificant amount of the substance and BG’s personality and history of positive contributions to global and Russian sport, the defense hopes that the plea will be considered by the court as a mitigating factor and there will be no severe sentence.”
During today’s hearing, Griner was photographed holding several photos and when asked what they were, she said, “My wife. My two best friends, my teammates.” ABC News also wanted to know if Griner had a message for her wife. “Good luck on the bar exam,” she simply stated, adding that she had “no complaints” and was “waiting patiently” to learn her fate.
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NEW: WNBA star Brittney Griner holds photos of teammate, wife, best friends while being held in a court near Moscow. It was so hot in court, a US Embassy employee fainted. Griner asked how he was doing as she left court, US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Elizabeth Rood tells @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/jWjfFBp0NA
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