Brittney Griner's wife said her final conversation with her focused on not wanting to return to Russia
ESPN's Angela Rye spoke with Brittney Griner's wife, Cherelle, about the WNBA star's detention.
Her arrest at a Moscow airport on February 17 landed her in Russian custody.
In their last conversation, Griner told her husband "she didn't want to go back" to Russia to compete.
WNBA superstar Brittney Griner still remembers the last conversation Cherelle Griner had with her before boarding a flight bound for Russia that ended in her arrest.
Almost 100 days after the 6-foot-9 Phoenix Mercury center was wrongfully arrested for allegedly carrying hashish oil in her luggage, Cherelle is speaking out.
In an interview that aired Wednesday evening, Griner told ESPN's Angela Rye, "It's the irony of it all." Adding, "She didn't want to go back. She said she was tired of having to go overseas."
Originally, Griffin was headed to Russia to play for UMMC Ekaterinburg, as she has done in every WNBA off-season since 2014.
The WNBA's players travel overseas in the winter to supplement their relatively low salaries from the domestic league.
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