Russian court sets Brittney Griner appeal date for Oct. 25

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A WNBA star will be allowed to appeal her prison sentence in Russia for drug possession A Russian court has set October 25th as the date for the appeal by Brittany griner who has been sentenced to 9 years in prison Griner was convicted in August after police say they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow's airport Griner admitted she had the canisters but testified she had inadvertently packed them saying she had no criminal intent Her defense team says she had been prescribed cannabis to treat pain Her arrest in February came as griner was returning to Russia where she played during the WNBA off season I'm Mike Hempen

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