Brittney Griner's Wife Pleads With Joe Biden To Get WNBA Superstar Out Of Russia

Brittney Griner's Wife Pleads With Joe Biden To Get WNBA Superstar Out Of Russia
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Kuthula Magubane
Kuthula Magubane
August 26th 2022 - 08:24 AM

Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner, who has been detained in a Russian prison for nearly 100 days, speaks to Robin Roberts of Good Morning America about the fight to bring her home. But before we get into this story, be sure to place your bets at any of the New Jersey online gambling sites on which WNBA team you believe will win the championship this year.

Brittney Griner, a seven-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, remains in Russian custody after being detained in February at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

The Russian Federal Customs Service claims to have found vape cartridges containing marijuana concentrate hashish oil in Griner's luggage. Griner, 31, is under criminal investigation for "large-scale transportation of drugs, an offense that can carry a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars in Russia," according to The New York Times.

The Phoenix Mercury, Griner's WNBA team, and the WNBPA both issued their support in early March.

Cherelle Griner said the two haven't verbally communicated in over 100 days, as her wife's phone was taken away shortly after she entered police custody. They have, however, traded letters "sporadically" in the time since.

Cherelle Griner says she believes President Joe Biden could intervene to help get the WNBA star out of detention in Russia and back to the United States.

Cherelle Griner also requested to meet with President Joe Biden during the interview. "I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She's a political pawn," she said. "So if they're holding her because they want you to do something, then I want you to do it", Griner said when she spoke out for the first time.

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