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Brittney Griner case: NBA players accused of abandoning her during her nightmare

Ben Crump, a well-known civil rights lawyer, is pleading with more NBA players to speak out in support of Brittney Griner, hoping that their voices would assist in bringing the WNBA star back to the United States.

The attorney discussed Griner with the media earlier this week in Washington D.C., and he made it plain that if some of the NBA’s biggest stars showed support for Griner, it might be of benefit.

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“I think the NBA players should be saying more,” Crump said in an interview with TMZ Sports.

“I think that the sports world should be saying more.”

As TMZ Sports previously reported, Griner admitted admission to drug charges in a Russian tribunal on Thursday, and she now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Griner‘s legal team expressed optimism that the authorities would be lenient with the sentence because she accepted responsibility for her crimes.

“She’s being used as a political pawn,” Crump added.

He’s now pleading with everyone with a platform to speak out because he thinks a significant public outcry will help the basketball player return quickly.

“It would be a travesty of justice for her not to come home soon,” he said.