Britney Griner is a WNBA basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury who is currently detained in Russia. Griner was a Baylor Lady Bears basketball player in Waco, Texas.
Brittney is the only player in the NCAA to have 500 shot blocks and her 2,000 points. Brittney Griner received the Most Outstanding Final Four Player awards and AP Player of the Year in 2012.
Griner is one of only 11 women to win an Olympic gold medal, a FIBA World Cup gold medal, an NCAA title, and a WNBA title.
In 2016, Griner competed for the United States women’s Olympic team, which she helped to win in Rio.
Griner expressed her disapproval of the Star Spangled Banner in 2020, saying she would not play during the anthem before games.
Griner was selected for the American women’s national team for the 2020 Olympics 2021 and won her second gold medal.
Britney Griner Sexuality: Is He Trans?
Yes, Britney Griner is Trans, as the player was married to Glory Bassey Johnson and now Cherelle Watson.
When she first came out as a lesbian, her Father was against the idea and still is.
Her parents did not accept her being a lesbian because they did not like it. Despite this, her opinions on sexuality continue to be controversial.
Meet Britney Griner Wife
Britney Griner was first married to Glory Johnson and tied the knot together on May 8, 2015, in Phoenix.
On April 22, 2015, The couple were detained on assault and disorderly conduct charges after Police were called to a fight between the two inside their suburban Phoenix, Arizona, home. Both of them had received some wounds.
Griner and Johnson announced that Johnson was expecting twins on June 4, 2015.
Sadly, after less than a week of marriage, Griner filed for the annulment of the union the next day, citing fraud and coercion. The annulment was rejected.
Johnson gave birth to twin girls 16 weeks pior on October 12, 2015. Griner received a child support order from Johnson. In June 2016, the couple’s became legally divorced.
In August 2018, Griner proposed to Cherelle Watson, and the two wed in June 2019. Later, Cherelle Griner took the place of Watson as her name.
Britney Griner Arrest And Charges
On February 17, 2022, Griner was detained in Russia on suspicion of drug-related offenses.
She was detained at Sheremetyevo International Airport after the Federal Security Service discovered she was carrying vaporizer cartridges containing less than a gram of hash oil.
She was detained at Sheremetyevo International Airport after the Federal Security Service discovered she was carrying vaporizer cartridges of hash oil.
She had received a medical marijuana prescription in Arizona, even though it is illegal in Russia.
In July 2022, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and offered to negotiate Griner and Whelan’s release.
According to Tagesschau, it is unlikely that Krasikov will be returned to Russia. Griner’s wife, Cherelle, told Good Morning America in May 2022, in her first public appearance since Griner was arrested, and referred to Griner as a “political pawn.”
Griner was found guilty on August 4 and given a nine-year prison term. They also imposed a 1 million ruble ($16,301) fine on her.