Brittney Griner’s Wife Urges Biden To ‘Go Get Her’ Cherelle Griner, wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, opened up about her partner’s detention in Russia on Good Morning America. She called on President Biden to intervene: “There is one person that can go get her, and that’s our president. He has that power… Why are we not using it?” Cherelle says she’s had conversations with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken as well as WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NBA commish Adam Silver. Griner has been detained since February, when Russian authorities say she was caught carrying vape cartridges of cannabis oil in a Moscow airport. Do you think the U.S. government is focused on freeing Griner? Do you think her detention was a political ploy by Russia?
United States center Brittney Griner high fives teammates after a play during the second half of a women's basketball game against Senegal at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The United States defeated Senegal 121-56. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)