The plea came a day after President Joe Biden had a phone conversation with Griner's wife Cherelle.
Brittney Griner remains wrongfully detained in Russia and nothing has changed, Englebert said.
Griner's agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas thanked the president in a tweet, after her client entered the guilty plea.
Kagawa Colas tweeted, She deserves our compassion, understanding, love, and support. ...