Brittney Griner is a famous American professional basketball player for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Phoenix Mercury player is currently imprisoned in Russia on charges of carrying hash oil.
- On November 09, 2022, the US state department claimed Russia has imposed wrongful detention and an unjust sentence on Brittney Griner.
- She has been released from Russian detention in a swap with arms dealer Viktor Bout on December 08, 2022.
Brittney Griner was born on October 18, 1990, in Houston, Texas, the United States to parents Raymond Griner and Sandra Griner. Her father was a Harris County sheriff and Marine veteran in Vietnam.
She studied at Nimitz High School and played varsity volleyball as a freshman. She participated in the 2009 WBCA High School All-America Game and led the team scoring 20 points.
Brittney Griner played college basketball for the Baylor Bears women’s basketball which represents Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
She was named the nation’s No.1 high school women’s basketball player in 2009 by Rivals.com. In 2012 she was awarded the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award.
In 2016, Brittney Griner was selected for the United States women’s Olympic team and led the team to win the Rio Olympics. In 2021, she won the second Olympic gold medal in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Brittney Griner is a lesbian. She got engaged with WNBA player Glory Johnson on August 14, 2014, and they were arrested on charges of assault. They got married on May 8, 2015, in Phoenix. On October 12, 2015, Johnson gave birth to twin girls. The couple got divorced in June 2016.
Then she started dating Cherelle Watson in August 2018 and married in June 2019. Following the marriage, Watson changed her name to Cherelle Griner.
In February 2022, she was arrested by Russian customs at Sheremetyevo International Airport for carrying hashish oil, an oleoresin obtained by the extraction of cannabis. Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison on August 4, 2022.
|Full Name||Brittney Yevette Griner|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||October 18, 1990|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Affairs & More|
|Husband/Wife||Cherelle Griner (m. 2019)
Glory Johnson (m. 2015–2016)
|Sexual Orientation (Gay or Lesbian)||Lesbian|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Body Measurement||33-24-34 inches|
|Waist Size||24 inches|
|Hip Size||34 inches|
|Sister||Shkera Griner, Pier Griner|
|WNBA draft||2013 by the Phoenix Mercury|
Zhejiang Golden Bulls
|Awards||WNBA champion (2014)
Honda Sports Award (2012)
|Source of Income & Net Worth|
|Net worth||$5 million|