‘Locked Up For F**king Years’: Joe Rogan Rips The Double Standard Of Brittney Griner’s Case

Joe Rogan has a major problem with some of the narrative surrounding Brittney Griner’s case in Russia.

The WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian jail after she was given a show trial for allegedly possessing banned hash oil.

President Joe Biden and his administration are currently trying to negotiate a deal to free her, but Rogan thinks Americans should start paying attention to people in jail for marijuana here in the USA.

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison. (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“People are freaking about this, right. Russia needs to let her go. We have people in America right locked up for marijuana and they’ve been locked up for f**king 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**king ball into a net? Is that what it is? They’re not good at that one thing we like to watch? So, those f**king people don’t get let out,” Rogan said during a rant to comedian Andrew Schulz.

Rogan has never been known to hold back, and he’s clearly not holding back when it comes to his thoughts on this issue.

He clearly feels if people are going to get outraged over marijuana arrests, the focus should start here in America.

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years by a Russian court after a show trial on drug charges. (Photo by ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At the same time, two things can be true at once. Griner’s arrest in Russia is horrific and we have to get her back.

This is the United States of America, and we don’t abandon our people, especially after show trials conducted by authoritarian regimes. We can’t tolerate and we shouldn’t ever allow it to happen.

It’s also more than fair to agree with Rogan’s point about drug laws in America. You can agree with both. It’s not a one or the other situation.

When will Russia release Brittney Griner? (Photo by ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Hopefully, Griner is back as soon as possible. There’s simply no excuse for this situation to play out the way it has.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. No we don’t have to get her back. Do I agree with 9 years for marijuana possession (hash oil, really)? No, I do not, but that’s the law in Russia. When you are in another country, you must follow their laws. Period. If you do not, you suffer the consequences. Period. End of story. Repeat the line.

    • That’s right. Follow the rules of the country, especially one like Russia. Nine years is a lot but trading a serious arms dealer whose deeds led to many killings should not be on the table. Particularly for a woke, hate America person.

  2. Griner thought being a black, gay woman athlete who hates America would have the same woke effect and privileges in Russia as it does here in America. Rogan is right again. Let her start a Mean Machine basketball team in Russia. Keep her as long as you need Putin

    • You might be right, but I doubt Griner even thought that far ahead. In her mind she needed the money, so that’s why she was in Russia. It was really dumb to fly or even possess hash pipes in Russia. Griner is an American citizen though and she should be home. If Biden and CCP Harris would have been paying attention they could have had Griner home within a month or so of her arrest.

  3. As much as I don’t like her, and as much as she needed to be taught a lesson on how wonderful she has it in America — The Rooskies should not get the upper hand here. Biden’s insane weakness is bad enough on other foreign issues and to “lose” this one too? No, they need to get her home. Trading for the “Merchant of Death?” Now, that presents a problem…

  4. She’s in jail for the long haul, there is nothing Biden can do. Everyone’s feelings on this matter don’t mean squat. Her best bet would be to hire a third party negotiator with Russian ties, our state department is inept.

  5. This is what happens when you get caught with drugs in another country. Is nine years a lot? Sounds like it is, but Putin doesn`t care and he`s running this thing. I don`t see Biden doing anything to get her out. He`s too old, feeble and inept. How ironic that this woman just hated on America the last few years ( along with that sorry ass WNBA) now is dying to get back here. I don`t know what happens from here, but I have a hard time feeling sorry for her woke ass. One more thing: This would NEVER have happened under Trump.

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