Cherelle Griner wants her wife back.
Cherelle Griner, the wife of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner, spoke on Tuesday in an interview with “Good Morning America.” In her conversation, she told “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts that the support her wife has gotten from the league has brought the WNBA star “comfort” amid her detention in Russia.
Brittney Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who plays for the Phoenix Mercury, was visiting Russia in February to play basketball during the off-season when she was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport for allegedly having vape cartridges in her luggage that contained hashish oil.
Griner said that she would like to speak with President Joe Biden.
“I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a political pawn,” she said.
“So if they’re holding her because they want you to do something, then I want you to do it,” she added.
Griner’s pre-trial detention in Russia was extended by one month on May 13th as the United States tries to work through on trying to free her.