“Only BG would try to go VEGAN in Russian prison” Despite avoiding Meat, Brittney Griner fails to make massive lifestyle change

“Only BG would try to go VEGAN in Russian prison” Despite avoiding Meat, Brittney Griner fails to make massive lifestyle change

Brittney Griner

As stated by the officials, WNBA star Brittney Griner is being kept hostage in Russia under “intolerable circumstances.” Diana Taurasi, a teammate of Griner’s in the WNBA, disclosed that the eight-time All-Star sought to drastically alter her lifestyle during her first week in a Russian jail.


The decision of Brittney Griner to return to her nation is currently the topic of discussion in a number of media organizations. The person at the centre of the controversy has been imprisoned in Russia for more than 220 days, where conditions are appalling. A nine-year prison sentence is set for Griner, a two-time Olympic medalist whom was accused of bringing marijuana-infused vape cartridges into the nation. Since February, she has been incarcerated in Russia. Her return to the nation has been sought after, but there haven’t been any successful procedures recently. Her fellow league members have done the same as they have criticised the higher authorities for their negligence.

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Brittney Griner’s fragile scenario

Russian authorities have been holding Brittney Griner since her arrest in February at Sheremetyevo International Airport. The two-time WNBA defensive player of the year and seven-time all-star was caught with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil by Russian Customs. Griner received a nine-year jail sentence in August after being convicted guilty of drug offences in Russia. The legal team representing Griner submitted an appeal against her nine-year sentence on August 15. Despite the likelihood that Griner might have received up to 10 years in prison, they claim that her sentence is still “excessive.” According to the defense attorneys, in similar cases around Russia, other convicted criminals were given a reduced term, and some of them even earned parole.


On August 11, Russian officials revealed that they and the American government were in talks about a possible prisoner swap, which may have given Brittney Griner the chance to visit her family for the first time since her imprisonment. The Biden administration believes that she is being held in violation of the law because The Viktor Bout, a well-known Russian arms dealer who was given a 25-year sentence in 2011, has reportedly been mentioned in connection with a prospective prisoner swap. Griner, 31, is a player with the Phoenix Mercury and has won two Olympic gold medals. She has also participated in UMMC Ekaterinburg’s WNBA offseason matches in Russia since 2014.

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Griner’s teammates on her lifestyle at the Russian prison

Brittney Griner read books by well-known authors while she was confined and received letters from her teammates and coaches to lift her emotions. Diana Taurasi said that she could see Griner on a quest to discover the joy of waking up each day when Griner was in prison. The WNBA GOAT disclosed that Griner mentioned being vegan in her first letter, which she wrote during her first week. But her ‘veganism’ didn’t last much longer than expected as she said: “She went back to eating meat. Which is kind of funny. Only BG would try to go vegan in a Russian prison.”

Despite all of American authorities’ best efforts, Griner’s issue is still mostly unaddressed. The administration has always been open about its desire to negotiate Griner’s release through a prisoner swap agreement. Not everyone concurs with the fans and famous individuals who have voiced opposition to the release of a weapons dealer. There haven’t been any significant changes to the WNBA star’s release as of yet, but we anticipate obtaining more information on her expected release from detention and return to the United States in the near future. Despite their difficulties, Griner and her family may still be hopeful about the future based on the most recent information.


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