The athlete was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking. In his luggage upon arrival in Moscow, illegal drugs were found.
“My parents taught me two very important lessons: always take responsibility and always work hard. That’s why I pleaded guilty to the charges against me. I understand them, but I never intended to violate Russian law.
Prosecutors demand 9.5 years in prison for American basketball player Greiner
I would like to apologize to my fans for the mistake I made. I also want to apologize to my parents and my sisters, as well as to my wife. I never wanted to harm anyone or violate the laws of the Russian Federation. I know everyone always talks about me as a political pawn. But I want the politics to stay on the outside,” Greiner said.
Earlier it was reported that Greiner could be traded for Russian Viktor Bout, who is in a US prison.
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