When the WNBA All-Star Game suggestions off July 2, hearts and minds are going to be with Brittney Griner, the honorary starter who is not within the constructing.
But nobody’s coronary heart or thoughts has been extra dedicated to the two-time Olympic gold medalist, who’s been locked up in Russia since Feb. 17 on drug smuggling charges, than her spouse of three years, Cherelle Griner.
“BG is struggling, she’s human,” Cherelle informed the Rev. Al Sharpton June 29 on his SiriusXM present Keepin’ It Real. “She’s there terrified, she’s there alone.”
Brittney was taken into custody at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after a search of her carry-on bag allegedly turned up vape cartridges with cannabis oil in them. On April 29, the U.S. State Department categorized her as “wrongfully detained.”
Numerous stars from the WNBA and NBA, together with LeBron James, have spoken up on her behalf, demanding the U.S. authorities get her dwelling. A brand new “Free Brittney” marketing campaign has swept social media, with followers toting indicators to video games to maintain her plight entrance and middle for the cameras. A flooring decal together with her initials and jersey quantity, 42, has been put in on the sidelines of all 12 WNBA staff venues.