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WNBA player Brittney Griner’s appeal is expected to take up to three months to be adjudicated, attorney Maria Blagovolina has said. She told Yahoo Sports last week that through the end of Griner’s appeals process, the basketball star will remain at a prison in the village of Novoye Grishino, 50 miles north of central Moscow. Only after that can she be sent to a penal colony elsewhere in the country.