US basketball superstar Brittney Griner is punished to 9 years in prison by a Russian court for drug smuggling.

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced

The judge also fined 1 million rubles (about $16,700) fine.

USA basketball star Brittany Griner is 31 years old

Brittney Griner is a two-time US Olympic champion

US President Joe Biden denounced the verdict and sentence as “unacceptable.”

Biden said."I call on Russia to release him immediately