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Megan Rapinoe Honors Brittney Griner While Accepting Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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US President Joe Biden presents US soccer player Megan Rapinoe with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony honoring 17 recipients, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 7, 2022.
Megan Rapinoe Honors Brittney Griner

Megan Rapinoe Honors Brittney Griner While Accepting Presidential Medal Of Freedom

The soccer star wore a suit embroidered with the initials ‘BG’ during the ceremony

Rapinoe wore a cream blazer with the initials

‘BG’.“The most important part of the day…BG we love you,” Rapinoe said in her Instagram story with an image of her blazer

On Thursday, the same day as Rapinoe received the Medal of Freedom, Griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in a Russian court

Griner was imprisoned in Russia for over four months after authorities at an airport near Moscow allegedly found vape canisters containing oil derived from cannabis in her luggage

The WNBA star will next appear in court on 14 July, and she could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted

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