Brittney Griner's wife calls on Biden to help in WNBA star's release from Russian detainment

En su primera aparición desde el arresto de Griner en febrero. 17, Cherelle Griner le dijo a ABC “Buenos dias America” que quiere reunirse con el presidente Joe Biden para acelerar el regreso de su esposa a casa, por cualquier medio necesario.

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury shoots a free throw against the Aces during the WNBA semifinals on Oct. 8, 2021, en las vegas, Nevada.

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury shoots a free throw against the Aces during the WNBA semifinals on Oct. 8, 2021, en las vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/NBAE via Getty Images)

“Absolutamente. I just keep hearing that he has the power. She’s a political pawn. So if they’re holding her because they want you to do something then I want you to do it,” she told anchor Robin Roberts in an interview aired Wednesday.

“En este punto, I don’t even know who I’m getting back when she comes back.

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Cherelle Griner said she wasgratefulfor her call with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but she is looking for the government to make good on its word of treating Griner’s return as atop priority.

“No sé,” she replied with a sigh when Roberts asked if she felt the situation was being treated as such. “I was grateful for the call. You say she’s top priority, but I want to see it and I feel like to see it would be me seeing [Griner] on U.S. soil.

Mercury center Brittney Griner pauses on court during the Seattle Storm game Sept. 3, 2019, en Phoenix.

Mercury center Brittney Griner pauses on court during the Seattle Storm game Sept. 3, 2019, en Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Archivo)

Cherelle Griner says she has not spoken to the WNBA star on the phone since her detainment but that she has been able to communicate with her by letterssporadically.She said she first learned of her arrest when Griner texted her at 2 soy. on the day of her detainment at an airport near Moscow.

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They have me in this room, I don’t know what’s going on,” she said of the text she received.

The Phoenix Mercury star was arrested after vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage. Her wife told “Buenos dias America” that despite being treated likesuperstarswhile playing in Russia, Griner does not play in the Russian league by choice.

BG would wholeheartedly love to not go overseas. She has only had one Thanksgiving in the States in nine years since she’s been pro, and she misses all that stuff just because she can’t make enough money in the WNBA to sustain her life.

Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom after a hearing, in Khimki, just outside Moscow, Rusia, en mayo 13, 2022.

Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom after a hearing, in Khimki, just outside Moscow, Rusia, en mayo 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Los Estados Unidos. State Department determined Russiawrongfully detainedGriner when she was arrested in February, an official said in a statement to Fox News Digital earlier this month. She appeared in court for a pre-trial extension that was extended for one month. She was set to have her first hearing over the allegations, which can carry a penalty of 10 años en prisión.

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