To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders
Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/JRE/Alamy
Joe Rogan has had his say on the Brittney Griner saga.
And, well, he hasn't shied from letting his true feeling be known.
WNBA star Griner was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years behind bars after vape cartridges containing marijuana were found in her luggage at a Russian airport.
Her incarceration has made headlines around the world with sports fans and elite athletes alike divided on the issue.
Some big-name celebrities including Megan Rapinoe and Steph Curry have called for her release, insisting she is being wrongfully detained.
Meanwhile, others are pointing out that she broke the law and therefore deserves to be punished.
Joe Rogan, on the other hand, is less focused on Griner's actions as such, but more focused on the broader debate surrounding marijuana.
Joe Rogan has some words about the Brittney Griner situation. pic.twitter.com/SvjwaCPtFU— Catch Up News! (@CatchUpScoop) August 5, 2022
The UFC commentator has given his thoughts on the sticky situation, claiming that there are plenty of other people who are behind bars for crimes related to weed, yet they're not receiving special treatment like Griner.
“People are freaking about this, right. Russia needs to let her go. We have people in America locked up for marijuana and they’ve been locked up for f**king years,” Rogan said on a recent episode of his podcast.
“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.”
The MMA icon has previously commented on the saga.
Back Griner's sentence was revealed, Rogan made an Instagram post, saying: "The host of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast posted on Instagram, “This is some really horrible s**t. I hope some sort of a deal can be made to get her out, and I hope this makes us look at our own policies here in America where thousands of people are in jail for cannabis right now.”
Rogan has always been a strong advocate for the legalisation of cannabis, rarely shying away from voicing his opinions on the matter, especially when it comes to athletes.
He even openly smokes weed on his his popular podcast – yes, we all remember that episode where Elon Musk even indulged in a joint.
It was recently announced that a bill had been passed in the United States to decriminalise marijuana.
More specifically, the introduction of the bills means that the records of those who were convicted of non-violent weed offences would ultimately be reassessed.
Rogan took to social media when the news broke, responding by simply saying: "LET'S F**KING GO!!"