WNBA Player Brittany Griner Pleads Not Guilty to Smuggling Cannabis Vape Pens Into Russia in Appearance at Moscow Courthouse Where Her Detention is Extended Until May 19 as State Media Says 6-foot-9 Basketball Player ‘Complains Her Prison Bed is Too Small’

Brittney Griner was seen for the first time since her February arrest in Russia Thursday, appearing in a short clip purportedly posted to social media from a Moscow courthouse after the WNBA star’s prison stay was extended through May, according to the country’s state media

Brittney Griner was seen for the first time since her February arrest in Russia Thursday, appearing in a short clip allegedly posted to social media from a Moscow courthouse after the WNBA star’s prison stay was extended through May, according to the country’s state media.

The clip, posted Thursday by Russian outlet Mash, shows the imprisoned WNBA star, who was arrested February at a Moscow airport on suspicion of carrying a cannabis-filled vape on her way into the country, being escorted in handcuffs by two officers in what appears to be a courthouse.

The footage was recorded Thursday at an unidentified courthouse in the Kremlin capital, where the 31-year-old athlete pleaded not guilty to the drug charges, the news site reported.

The unverified clip serves as the first time Griner has been photographed or recorded since her arrest several weeks ago.

The footage also came as news emerged Thursday on Russian state media that Moscow jurists extended Griner’s detention for another two months, until May 19.

Reports from the country’s state news agency TASS said the basketball star, who had been traveling to Russia to play for Premier League side UMM Ekaterinburg during the WNBA offseason, was doing well during her imprisonment.

He only issue, the outlet reported, was that the prison beds in the jail were too short for her 6’9″ frame.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Alex Hammer

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