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

2月にグリナーが逮捕されてからの初登場. 17, シェレルグリナーはABCに語った “グッドモーニングアメリカ” 彼女は妻の帰国を早めるためにジョー・バイデン大統領と会いたいと思っています, 必要な手段で.

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury shoots a free throw against the Aces during the WNBA semifinals on Oct. 8, 2021, ラスベガスで, ネバダ.

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury shoots a free throw against the Aces during the WNBA semifinals on Oct. 8, 2021, ラスベガスで, ネバダ. (David Becker/NBAE via Getty Images)

“絶対に. 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.

“この時点で, I don’t even know who I’m getting back when she comes back.

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Cherelle Griner said she was “ありがたい” for 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.

“知りません,” 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 [グリナー] on U.S. soil.

Mercury center Brittney Griner pauses on court during the Seattle Storm game Sept. 3, 2019, フェニックスで.

Mercury center Brittney Griner pauses on court during the Seattle Storm game Sept. 3, 2019, フェニックスで. (AP Photo/Ross D. フランクリン, ファイル)

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 午前. 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 “グッドモーニングアメリカ” 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, ロシア, 5月に 13, 2022.

Brittney Griner leaves a courtroom after a hearing, in Khimki, just outside Moscow, ロシア, 5月に 13, 2022. (AP写真/ AlexanderZemlianichenko)

アメリカ. State Department determined Russia “不法に拘留された” Griner 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 刑務所での年.

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