White House denies Brittney Griner would be home if she were a straight man

7/6/2022 12:17:00 AM

The White House disputed a coach's claim that Griner is facing a double standard in her ongoing detainment in Russia.

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre denied a claim that WNBA athlete Brittney Griner would be back in the U.S. if she was “Lebron,” saying Biden is doing “everything he can” for Griner’s case. Read more:

The White House disputed a coach's claim that Griner is facing a double standard in her ongoing detainment in Russia .

had been being detained in Russia for over 130 days."If it was LeBron, he'd be home, right?" Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard told the media on Monday."It's a statement about the value of women. It's a statement about the value of a Black person. It's a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those things. We know it, and so that's what hurts a little more."

James himself has publicly called on the U.S. government to bring Griner home. In a statement last month, he said,"As a decorated Olympian and member of an elite global sport community, BG's detention must be resolved out of respect for the sanctity of all sport and for all Americans traveling internationally."

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Well to be honest Lebron is an American icon and Griner is someone who pissed on America and broke another country’s laws. So we don’t want her back ASAP Rocky was home in a month after jumping someone… This “Pres” can’t get this Olympian girl home for vaping and it’s been six months!?! She better call on someone else.

If Lebron was in the same situation, the same result is the outcome. Can’t blame Biden for her situation. She was carrying illegal drug in another country which had just begun war then tension with the US. So not a good situation for her. Trump brought home prisoners from North Korea and A$AP Rocky. Biden can’t bring home a freaking WNBA player.

Trump got the Ball kid out of China and ASAP Rocky out all within days of their arrest. Hmmmmmm I am so sick and tired of people saying nobody is helping Brittney because she’s a woman, or she’s black or she’s gay. What about the white guy who has been in prison for YEARS in Russia Lebron probably wouldn’t be dumb enough to smuggle drugs Probably.

Brittney Griner Writes To White House Asking Biden Not To ‘Forget About Me’'It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year,' the WNBA star wrote. 💔 FreeBG FreeBrittneyGriner FreeBrittneyGriner Wasn’t she the one that was boycotting the national anthem at the WNBA games? Huh, maybe she has a newfound appreciation for the US now 🤔

'Please don't forget about me': Brittney Griner writes open letter to Biden as her trial begins WNBA star Brittney Griner has gone on trial in a Russia n court on charges of possessing cannabis oil. Griner was arrested in February at a Moscow airport while traveling to play for a Russia n team. Wonder how she feels about our National Anthem now. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Vote for someone with some balls next time.

'I'm terrified I might be here forever': Brittney Griner pens handwritten letter to BidenWOAI NBC News Channel 4 San Antonio provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, investigations, and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for San Antonio and nearby towns and communities in South Central Texas, including Windcrest, Uvalde, Universal City, Somerset, Seguin, Schertz, San Marcos, Sabinal, Poth, Poteet, Pleasanton, Pearsall, New Braunfels, Live Oak, Kerrville, Hondo, Helotes, Goliad, Fredericksburg, Floresville, Eagle Pass, Devine, Del Rio, Cuero, Crystal City, Converse, Cibolo, Castroville, Carrizo Springs, Boerne, Bandera. So I guess the good ‘ole USA isn’t so bad after all, huh brittneygriner? Now she remembers America. ROFL. Let them stay there. Take a knee and see what happens 😂😂😂 Lololol Does illegal thing in other country “Bro my freedom bro” Like bruh you where in Russia w a dab pen STOOOOPID

‘Terrified’ Brittney Griner writes to Biden to push for her freedom Detained in Russia since February, the WNBA star wrote a handwritten letter to the White House . 🎶Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time - Yeah, don't do it 🎶 Hint- Don't bring questionable things to foreign countries! Especially the authoritarian ones... As punishment, Putin should make her watch the Trump pee pee tapes.

'I'm Terrified': Brittney Griner Sends Handwritten Letter to President Biden Pleading for His Help Brittney Griner made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed on to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she may never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees .” Should have thought about that before you decided to snuggle drugs to another country. I bet she wishes she had stood up for the anthem now

Brittney Griner Makes Direct Plea to Biden for Her FreedomWomen’s basketball star Brittney Griner made a direct plea to President Biden to work to free her and other Americans detained abroad, in a handwritten letter delivered to the White House A black, lesbian, woman has to beg for help from the President who claimed “if you don’t for me you ain’t black.” Dear black Americans how long will you fall for the Dems false promises? They just want your votes. Was she “encouraged” to write the letter by her “hosts”? So you smuggle illegal substances into Russia and somehow I’m supposed to muster some form of sympathy for your actions? Don’t think so.

LeBron James had been being detained in Russia for over 130 days."It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year," the WNBA star wrote.Email Brittney Griner Russia trial: Will '100% be found guilty,' expert says Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in Russia after allegedly being found with marijuana at the Moscow airport..

"If it was LeBron, he'd be home, right?" Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard told the media on Monday."It's a statement about the value of women. It's a statement about the value of a Black person.S. It's a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those things.

We know it, and so that's what hurts a little more. Excerpts of a letter sent to the White House this week on behalf of Griner were obtained by FOX TV Stations Monday and contained bullet points of Griner’s thoughts as she potentially faces years behind bars." James himself has publicly called on the U.S. government to bring Griner home. It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year," she continues. In a statement last month, he said,"As a decorated Olympian and member of an elite global sport community, BG's detention must be resolved out of respect for the sanctity of all sport and for all Americans traveling internationally.

" WNBA player Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February 17, recently wrote a letter to President Joe Biden, asking him not to"forget about me and the other American Detainees." Above, Griner during the 2021 WNBA semifinals in Tempe, Arizona. I voted for the first time in 2020 and I voted for you. Christian Petersen/Getty Images Nygaard's remarks came after Griner wrote a letter to Biden, pleading for him to not"forget about me and the other American Detainees." "As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey, or any accomplishments, I'm terrified I might be here forever," Griner wrote. On Tuesday, Jean-Pierre confirmed that Biden had read the letter and that Griner's release remains a top priority for him. I miss my wife! I miss my family! I miss my teammates! It kills me to know they are suffering so much right now.

"He's doing everything that he can," she said."The White House is closely coordinating, as well, with the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, who has met with Brittney's family, her teammates and her support network. So we're going to continue to have those conversations, and we're going to make sure that she and others get home safely. On July 1, Griner, 31, was escorted into the courtroom in the capital's suburb of Khimki while handcuffed, carrying a water bottle and what appeared to be a magazine, and wearing a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt." Read more .