Former ESPNer Jemele Hill has some thoughts on the whole Brittney Griner situation.
Last week, Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison for drug smuggling after she pleaded guilty to carrying two vape pens filled with hashish oil.
BREAKING: Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison on drug charges.
— Complex (@Complex) August 4, 2022
Griner immediately expressed regret over the situation.
“I never meant to hurt anybody, I never meant to put in jeopardy the Russian population, I never meant to break any laws here,” Griner said. “I made an honest mistake and I hope that in your ruling that it doesn’t end my life here. I know everybody keeps talking about political pawn and politics, but I hope that, that is far from this courtroom.”
After the ruling Hill chimed in with this tweet.
“Fascinating and oh so telling where this ‘rules are rules’ energy is coming from with Brittney Griner,” Hill tweeted.
Fascinating and oh so telling where this “rules are rules” energy is coming from with Brittney Griner.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 5, 2022