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Cherelle Griner Says Brittney Is a 'Hostage' in First Interview Since WNBA Star's 9-Year Sentencing

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Brittney Griner, was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug possession, Cherelle Griner told  co-host Gayle King that she is terrified of the WNBA star's fate. «It's like a movie for me.

I'm like, 'In no world did I ever thought, you know, our president and a foreign nation president would be sitting down having to discuss the freedom of my wife.' And so to me, as much as everybody's telling me a different definition of what B.G.

is, it feels to me as if she's a hostage,» Cherelle said.    «That must scare you,» King replied.    «It terrifies me because, I mean, when you watch movies, like, sometimes those situations don't end well.

Sometimes they never get the person back,» said Cherelle.Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug.

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