I wouldn't wish anyone nine years in a Russian prison.
It's very clear that this whole thing is just a political game. Russia wants to give America the middle finger and Griner just happened to be the wrong person in the wrong place and the wrong time (also maybe don't do weed but especially don't take it over international borders, kids).
Here was what Griner had to say:
Of course, if Biden releases a notorious arms dealer in order to get Griner back, I'd say Russia will have won, no matter how ridiculous the whole trial and detainment has been.
I just can't imagine a single scenario where putting one of the most dangerous criminals on the planet back in action in exchange for a basketball player is a good idea.
On the plus side, our brothers at The Babylon Bee pointed out that there's an upside to being internationally detained for those in the social justice camp!
P.S. Now check out our latest video: "Highlights from Biden's speech last night" 👇