Brittney Griner unable to call wife on anniversary due to 'unacceptable' embassy issue

The WNBA star was arrested in February at a Moscow airport after Russian authorities allege they found a vape cartridge with cannabis oil in her luggage.

WASHINGTON — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed, Cherelle Griner said Monday.

The couple has not spoken by phone in the four months since Griner’s arrest in Russia, where she remains jailed. That was to have changed Saturday, when a long-awaited call was to have finally taken

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