Brittney Griner is one of the world’s premier women’s basketball stars. The Phoenix Mercury star has been detained in Russia over the very important matter of some THC vape pens. The seven-time WNBA all-star has received a ton of support, but her situation is dire in this time of war.

Griner’s wife, Cherelle Griner, took to social media to express her fears and frustrations on Monday morning. Cherelle said the pain is devastating and the whole family is hurting. Griner is having trouble thinking about anything else.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken didn’t have much to say about the case on Sunday. Blinken did say that they intend to do all they can to help any American citizen being held in a foreign country. For Cherelle Griner, every second is like hell.

“There are no words to express this pain. I’m hurting, we’re hurting. We await the day to love on you as a family.”

Brittney Griner has played several seasons of hoops in Russia during the WNBA offseason. Her ties there run deep and she is a familiar face to Russian basketball fans. Putin’s war of aggression with Ukraine has strained international relationships. That could be the true reason Griner is being held.

Time will tell if the State Department can get anything done to help Brittney Griner. In the meantime, her wife continues to live in fear and uncertainty. Hopefully, Brittney can be freed as soon as possible.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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