Griner "not expecting miracles" in Tuesday's appeal hearing
Driving the news: "Brittney does not expect any miracles to happen but hopes that the appeal court will hear the arguments of the defense and reduce the term," Griner's lawyers, Maria Blagovolina and Alexander Boykov, said.
- "She is very nervous waiting for the appeal hearing," they added.
The big picture: Griner in August was given nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling, a sentence that the basketball star's lawyers have said is excessive.
- "I hope in your ruling it does not end my life," Griner said in her final remarks before the court reached a verdict in August, per AP.
What to watch: Griner is expected to participate in Tuesday's hearing by video from the detention center where she is being held.
- A verdict in Griner's appeal is expected to come on Tuesday.