Curt Schilling doesn’t have a whole lot of sympathy for Brittney Griner.
Griner has been incarcerated in Russia since February after authorities mentioned they discovered hashish vape cartridges in her baggage on the airport in Moscow. Final week, LeBron James mentioned on his present “The Store” that he was not sure if he’d want to return to America given it has not appeared like they’ve had her “again” in securing her launch. James later clarified the remark by saying it was not a shot at our “stunning nation” however that these have been ideas that will undergo his thoughts if he have been in her place.
“I do know this may increasingly seem to be a stretch,” Schilling tweeted in response to James. “However one thing like 300 million folks perceive ‘OBEY THE F–KING LAW’, why is that such a problem? And why on earth ought to she NOT pay the penalty for breaking one other nation’s legal guidelines?”
Responding to a reply about how Russia has a 97 p.c conviction charge, Schilling wrote, “She, so far as I do know from each quote of hers, has NEVER denied committing the crime, not as soon as.”
Schilling, the 55-year-old former MLB star pitcher, continued accountable Griner for her predicament.
“You do perceive she was arrested going INTO Russia proper?” he asked. “The place, they usually warn athletes each single yr, you don’t f–ok round.”
One other replier mentioned that Griner solely had low quantities of hashish and that the penalty ought to have been a positive and never jail time.
“Actually? Are you quoting American legislation right here? You aren’t are you?” Schilling asked. “As a result of she was arrested in Russia after breaking Russian legislation. Corrupt ass nation however they (American athletes) are all the time lectured about ‘when in Rome do as Romans do’. This wasn’t her 1st go round with customs.”
The U.S. State Division has considered Griner as wrongfully detained, and the Biden administration has mentioned that her launch is a precedence.
Griner’s incarceration comes as Russia and america have poor relations, with Russia having invaded Ukraine and america backing Ukraine financially. Russian state media has broached the subject of a prisoner swap involving Griner and an arms dealer named Viktor Bout, whose nickname is the “Service provider of Dying.”
Bout was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2012.