Britney rips the cover! WNBA star Griner enjoys his MLK Jr’s parade in Phoenix, a month after he was released from a Russian prison camp thanks to a prisoner exchange
- Less than six weeks after being released from a Russian prison, Phoenix Mercury star Britney Griner surprised a group of people at MLK’s march in Phoenix.
- She appeared at an event with wife Cheryl and posed for photos with excited fans
- Griner was arrested in February 2021 for carrying a marijuana vape cartridge at a Russian airport.
- She spent more than ten months in a Russian penal colony before being released
- Arizona, where the event was held, was the last state to recognize an MLK holiday in 1992, after becoming a federal holiday in 1983.
Phoenix Mercury superstar, Britney Grinermade a surprise appearance at the MLK Day march in Phoenix, just six weeks after being released from a Russian prison.
She attended the event with her wife Sherel and happily took pictures with the excited fans.
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Arizona was the last state to recognize MLK Jr. Day in 1992, after it was made a federal holiday by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, but it was first enacted in 1986.
Less than six weeks after being released from a Russian prison, Phoenix Mercury star Britney Griner surprised a group of people at MLK’s march in Phoenix.
Griner surprised a group of people who gathered for the MLK Day march in Phoenix
Griner returned to the U.S. in a different look after being forced to cut his dreadlocks due to the extreme cold weather in Russia.
Griner missed the 2021-22 WNBA season after being arrested in February for carrying marijuana vape cartridges into an airport in Russia.
She spent more than ten months in a Russian penal colony, liberated A prisoner exchange with the notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
After Griner’s arrest at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, she pleaded guilty in July, but was put on trial because pleading guilty in Russia’s judicial system does not automatically close the case.
She admitted in court that she was in possession of a container of cannabis oil, but said she had no criminal intent and accidentally stuffed it. I submitted a written statement that I was prescribed cannabis.
After being released, Griner wrote on Instagram, “It feels so good to be home! The last 10 months have been a battle at every turn. The love from so many people has pushed me forward, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has taken care of me.
Griner will be screened on August 4 after pleading guilty in Russia.She was sentenced to nine years in prison and sent to a prison colony
The basketball star’s fan looked happy to be with her when they posed together Monday
Many fans got a chance to pose with the Phoenix Mercury star on Monday
Wife Sherrel Griner posted a selection of photos of her and Brittany at Monday’s parade
On December 9, after nearly ten months in custody, Griner was exchanged for Viktor Bout (pictured left in red).
Griner returned to the US in a different look because the extreme cold weather in Russia forced her to cut her dreadlocks.
Griner’s case drew attention to the issues of inequality and injustice that Dr. King fought during his lifetime.
Her presence at the MLK Day march was seen as a powerful and symbolic reminder of the ongoing struggle for equality.
Griner looked fine when he jumped free from a plane last month
Cherelle Griner, 30, held her 32-year-old wife very close after stepping off a plane in San Antonio after 294 days of separation.
‘I was just holding on tighter. I couldn’t let her go.’ Arrested in. She was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison colony
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11642569/WNBA-star-Griner-enjoys-MLK-Jr-parade-Phoenix-month-freed-Russian-penal-camp.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 WNBA star Griner enjoys MLK Jr’s parade in Phoenix one month after being released from Russian prison camp