Brittney Griner’s Wife Says The WNBA Star Is ‘Struggling’ & ‘Terrified’ Amid Russia Detainment

Brittney Griner, Cherelle Griner

Brittney Griner’s Wife Says The WNBA Star Is ‘Struggling’ & ‘Terrified’ Amid Russia Detainment

New details surrounding Brittney Griner’s ongoing detainment in Russia have been released.

Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, is continuing with her mission to bring her wife home. During a recent chat with Rev. Al Sharpton on his “Keepin’ It Real” radio show, Cherelle Griner gave an update on how her wife is doing. She said,

“She is a human. She’s struggling. She’s there, terrified. She’s there alone. I mean, even in America, if she was going through a legal proceeding, she wouldn’t be doing it alone.”

Cherelle Griner continued,

“Everything about this is just your biggest nightmare.”

She added,

“On top of the fact that BG is in a situation where this isn’t even a trial. Considering an execution, Russia has a 99% conviction rate. Nothing about this is justice.”

Brittney Griner

Cherelle also again pleaded with the American people to help her get the U.S. government more involved in Griner’s case and bring her home quickly. She said,

“We need to apply as much public pressure on our government as possible to move swiftly.”

As previously reported, Brittney Griner was wrongfully detained in Russia back in February. Russian authorities claim they found vape cartridges while searching her luggage at a Moscow airport. Reportedly, the cartridges contained oil derived from cannabis, which could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Brittney Griner & Wife Cherelle Griner

On June 27,  Brittney appeared in a Russian courtroom for a preliminary hearing. According to reports, a Moscow court has determined the start date for her trial will be Friday (July 1). The court also gave Brittney a pre-trial detention extension for the fourth time by six more months.

On June 29, Cherelle shared an old photo standing beside her “heart in human form.”

We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to Brittney Griner and her family.


Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel