WNBA star Brittney Griner's wife laments Biden's 'disheartening' silence on Russian detainment

“Mi uccide ogni volta che le scrivo, and she’s asking ‘Have you met with him yet?' E devo dire di no,” lei disse “Mattina CBS” ospitare Gayle King su sua moglie, who has been held in Russia after being arrested allegedly for possession of cannabis.

I’m sure she’s like, ‘I’m going to write him and ask now because my family has tried to no avail, so I’m going to do it myself.'

Cherelle Griner said Biden’s silent response to her wife’s handwritten letter è “very disheartening.

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Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates during Game Two of the 2021 WNBA Finals on October 13, 2021 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates during Game Two of the 2021 WNBA Finals on October 13, 2021 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

I still have not heard from him,” she lamented following an urgent spiel about calling government attention to her wife’s detainment.

Cherelle, who wed Griner in 2017, said she has been silent for a majority of her detainment but decided to make her voice heard after realizing her silence produced no progress.

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Everything about this is a calculation for me because I have to walk the fine line of harm versus help when it comes to my wife right now,” lei disse. “Inizialmente, I was told we’re going to try to handle this behind scenes, so let’s not raise her value and stay quiet. Sai, I did that, e, respectfully, we’re over 140 days in at this point and that does not work, so I will not be quiet anymore.

A young Phoenix Mercury fan holds up a sign "Free Brittney Griner" during a WNBA basketball game against the Las Vegas Aces, Venerdì, Maggio 6, 2022, a Phoenix.

A young Phoenix Mercury fan holds up a signFree Brittney Grinerduring a WNBA basketball game against the Las Vegas Aces, Venerdì, Maggio 6, 2022, a Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

The WNBA star, who received backlash for her opposition to playing the national anthem at basketball games, has a patriotic side, according to Cherelle, and she decided to write to Biden on the Fourth of July for that reason.

She cherishes the Fourth of July. Her dad fought in the Vietnam War… B.G. loves that and so she cherishes this holiday, and she uses it as a day to honor his service and freedom, so I know that it’s killing her that she wasn’t able to do her annual fireworks show and put chairs on the lawn for all of us to sit down and really give him the respect due.

Cherelle continued stressing Griner’s appreciation for America, saying she has repeatedly stated that she would enlist in the military if she were not a basketball player.

The Russian Federal Customs Service charged Griner with large-scale transportation of drugs after arresting her at a Moscow airport in February, a charge that Cherelle saysblew [sua] mente” and that she knew the allegations were false as soon as she heard them.

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