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

“내가 그녀에게 편지를 쓸 때마다 그것은 나를 죽인다, and she’s asking ‘Have you met with him yet?' 그리고 나는 아니오라고 말해야 한다.,” 그녀가 말했다 “CBS 아침” 그녀의 아내에 대한 호스트 게일 킹, 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 이다 “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, 애리조나.

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, 애리조나. (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,” 그녀가 말했다. “처음에는, I was told we’re going to try to handle this behind scenes, so let’s not raise her value and stay quiet. 알 잖아, I did that, 과, 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, 금요일, 할 수있다 6, 2022, 피닉스.

A young Phoenix Mercury fan holds up a signFree Brittney Grinerduring a WNBA basketball game against the Las Vegas Aces, 금요일, 할 수있다 6, 2022, 피닉스. (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 [그녀] mindand that she knew the allegations were false as soon as she heard them.

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