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“Players have been told not to ‘FOOT’ around them” Lisa Leslie Makes Shocking Claim About Brittney Griner’s Arrest in Russia » FirstSportz

Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner

When WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia over an e-cigarette scandal, many basketball fans were shocked to see other women basketball players unsupportive of their companion. With the situation in and around Russia already tense due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine, Griner’s arrest was a pretty damn serious scenario. Recently, Lisa Leslie came out to make some shocking revelations about it.

Lisa Leslie
Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie went on to reveal that women basketball players were ordered to “make a fuss” about Brittney Griner’s arrest in Russia. During a chat with Brandon Marshall, Chad Johnson and former WNBA player Chantel Tremitiere on the latest episode of I AM ATHELETE, she highlighted how the WNBA star could have become a political pawn between the rivalry of two nations.

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What was Lisa Leslie’s opinion?

Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner

“So what we’ve been told, and again, that’s all kind of been passed on through hearsay.” preceded by the 7x WNBA All-Star. “We were told not to make a fuss about it so they can’t use it as a kind of pawn in this wartime situation. So to make it look like it doesn’t matter that much or don’t make it like Free Brittney and we launch this campaign and it becomes something they can use.

“We were told that. And I don’t want to say who told us. I don’t want to say who said that, but it kind of spread throughout the women’s basketball world.”

For those who still don’t know, Brittney Griner was arrested at an airport near Moscow in February after Russian customs officials claimed they found vape cartridges in her carry-on luggage. Brittney, who could possibly face a decade in prison, has since been held in custody with little information known about her captivity. With Leslie making such shocking revelations, it only goes to show how bad the relationship between the US and Russia has been over the years.

she added “It’s heartbreaking for all of us. We want to do more. And you think, should we all use and stand behind our social media platform or not. This is the first time we’ve been in a situation and don’t know what to do.”

Finally, the war in Ukraine further complicates Griner’s case. The West, led by America, has imposed heavy sanctions on Russia and dealt a serious blow to the country’s economy. But with a tent crew still stuck in deep water, questions about their safety have often worried their family and friends.

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