WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention in Russia is extended by a month
A Russian court has extended the detention pre-trial of WNBA basketball player Brittney Griner for a month
Alexander Boikov, Griner's lawyer told reporters on Friday that a quick hearing was scheduled
where the judge said athletes stay in custody until the start of a court hearing for drug possession in the middle of June.
"It could take longer. It could happen quicker," Boikov said, and said the scheduling ambiguity was "typical."
Griner is A double Olympic gold medalist and a star center of the Phoenix Mercury
was detained at the Moscow airport in February after vape cartridges that contained cannabis oil was discovered in her baggage.
Griner was just arriving in Russia and was playing for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the country's professional women's basketball league.
The drug-related charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment.
"She's been treated OK and has no concerns or complaints about her health. Everything is as OK as it could be," he said.