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Griner’s defense team says it will appeal ‘unreasonable’ verdict

US basketball star Brittney Griner’s defense team says it will appeal the verdict after the athlete was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court.

“The court completely ignored all the evidence of the defense, and most importantly, the guilty plea,” the defense team says in a statement. “The verdict is absolutely unreasonable. We will certainly file an appeal.”

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