The league said in a statement it was looking into the team’s run-in with a “social media figure" whose “actions were inappropriate and unfortunate."
Augustus, who led the Tigers to three women’s Final Four appearances before starring in the WNBA and in international play, became LSU’s first female student-athlete to be immortalized with a statue on campus Sunday.
The WNBA will allow coaches to challenge one play a game next season, and the league is also heightening the penalty for transition take fouls.
A penal colony is a common type of Russian prison where detainees work for minimal pay.
The Moscow region court also ruled that Brittney Griner’s sentence will be recalculated to around eight years in prison, after taking her time in pre-trial detention into account.
Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug. 4 after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
Gray went 9 of 13 from the floor, and was named Finals MVP after averaging 18.3 points in the series.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced in July that the U.S. had made a "substantial proposal" to Russia to facilitate a swap.
Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ivan Nechayev confirmed that prisoner swap negotiations for Brittney Griner were underway.
There may be some hope for Houston native Brittney Griner after Russia says it's ready to discuss prisoner swaps with the U.S. Government after the WNBA star was found guilty of drug charges and sentenced to nine years in prison.
Houston Native and WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to spend nine years in a Russian prison on drug possession charges, now some of her supporters are making the case that her punishment was too harsh. We asked our legal analyst and defense attorney Charles Adams to get some answers.
Brittney Griner reacted with little emotion. Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden denounced the verdict and sentence as “unacceptable.”
Russian prosecutors asked a court outside Moscow to sentence American basketball star Brittney Griner to 9 1/2 years in prison as closing arguments in her cannabis possession trial were made Thursday.
Brittney Griner was back in court on Tuesday for her trial for cannabis possession amid U.S. diplomatic efforts to secure her release.
The latest moves between the Russian government and the White House could possibly set a new standard in international prisoner exchanges, according to a Houston-based expert.
While the Houston native is still on trial, a local expert shared insight into the process and the deal in the works to bring her home.
The statement marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and testified Wednesday at her trial.
Brittney Griner acknowledged in court that she had vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage when she arrived in Russia but contends she had no criminal intent and packed the cartridges inadvertently.
Brittney Griner was arrested in February at the Russian capital’s Sheremetyevo Airport when customs officials said they found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage. She has been jailed since then, facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.