Brittney Griner’s Wife Makes Plea to Joe Biden to Bring WNBA Star Home

Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, said she last heard Brittney’s voice back on Feb. 17th, the same day the WNBA star was detained in Russia.

Now Cherelle Griner said she hopes her voice reaches President Joe Biden.

“There is one person that can go get her, and that’s our president,” Griner told ESPN’s Angela Rye in an interview that aired Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “He has that power. You know, I’m just like, ‘Why are we not using it? Like, urgently, use it.’ We’re expecting him to use his power to get it done.”

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Cherelle Griner said she has spoken with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as well as NBA commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert. She also credited the Mercury for their support.

But she is very concerned for Brittney’s well-being.

“I’m in a position of complete vulnerability right now. I have to trust people that I didn’t even know until Feb. 17,” Cherelle Griner said. “So I’m trusting her lawyers. … ‘How does she look? How is her spirit? How is her energy?’ I’m just asking all those questions, trying to just get some type of indication or vibe.

“Some days they say, ‘She’s really strong. … She seemed in good spirits when we talked.’ And sometimes they’ll say, ‘Her energy was really low.'”

Brittney Griner was returning to Russia to complete her season for UMMC Ekaterinburg when she was arrested.


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