Joe Rogan remains one of the most popular celebrities in recent memory. Rogan is never afraid to speak his mind and delve deep into more uncomfortable topics. That being said, the MMA commentator also called out double standards in the Brittney Griner controversy.
Brittney Griner’s detention in a Russian prison has been going on for months. After recently pleading guilty to a minor drug charge, the WNBA star is awaiting her fate.
There have been plenty of efforts to free Griner around the United States, but Curt Schilling is not one of them, because he believes she deserves the full extent of the sentence she will be given.
While speaking on episode #1846 of The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan talked about the Brittney Griner case. He pointed out double standards in the case, noting how normal people in the USA have also been jailed for years due to possession of marijuana.
“How about this Brittney Griner situation? Brittney Griner is imprisoned right now in Russia because she went over there to play basketball and she had cannabis oil… I don’t know if she didn’t just know they were illegal… They’ve got her arrested, it’s against the law.
She might do 10 years in jail over there… She has already been over there for months. But here is what is important… People are freaking about this right?… Russia needs to let her go. We’ve people in America right now, locked up for marijuana, and they’ve been locked up for f*cking years. For years and years and years. And there’s not one. There’s thousands of them.
So what, they’re not good at throwing a f*cking ball into a net? Is that what it is? They’re not good at that one thing that we like to watch. So those f*cking people don’t get let out?
Brittney Griner was arrested near Moscow in mid-February after authorities found vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage. As Putin began to invade Ukraine, US officials tried to keep Griner’s situation under wraps. Eventually, the news leaked, and celebrities like Kim Kardashian voiced in support of her. We’ll keep you updated on this ongoing story.
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