NFL Network makes MAJOR faux pas after Brittney Griner sentencing

Oof.

Michael Whitaker

The big news of the day in the sports world was that WNBA player Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison; she's been detained since February after being arrested at a Russian airport after having been found in possession of cannabis oil.

Earlier today, NFL Network host James Palmer made an embarrassing faux pas while sitting alongside NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, who was clearly uncomfortable with what was said: 

“If Ian think she can survive in a Russian prison, which apparently he believes, a tackle from Nathaniel Hackett is the least of his problems," Palmer said.