Brittney Griner cheers on the Philadelphia Eagles with her wife at Super Bowl LVII while wearing green and white jerseys … a day after their appearance at the Phoenix Open
Brittney Griner represented the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday night.
The WNBA superstar made his third public appearance since he was released from a Russian prison in December.
Griner was pictured alongside Ms Cherelle, both of whom wore green and white jerseys, as they watched in the stands at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The appearance at America’s Biggest Game came a day after he came out to watch some golf at the Phoenix Open.
The pair were among the 200,000 fans who attended the event and they took in the action from the famous 16th hole.
Griner made her first public appearance six weeks after her release from prison at the January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. march in downtown Phoenix.
Brittney Griner represented the Philadelphia Eagles with wife Cherelle at Super Bowl LVII
Griner greeted fans as she watched golf at the Phoenix Open the day before
Griner will be shown on August 4 after pleading guilty in Russia. She was sentenced to nine years in prison and placed in a prison colony
It was a surprise appearance at the MLK Day march in Phoenix, but the pair happily posed for photos with fans.
Griner has a special connection to Arizona, having played her entire WNBA career at Mercury after a successful college career at Baylor University in Texas.
The basketball player missed the 2021-22 WNBA season after being arrested in Russia for carrying marijuana vape cartridges through an airport in February.
She spent 10 months in prison in Russia, the last few weeks in a penal colony and was released in a prisoner swap for notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
After Griner’s arrest at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in July, she pleaded guilty, but had to face trial because a guilty plea in the Russian justice system does not automatically mean an end to the case.
She admitted in court that she possessed canisters of cannabis oil, but said she had no criminal intent and accidentally packed them. Her defense team submitted written statements that her cannabis had been prescribed to treat pain.
After her release, Griner wrote on Instagram: “It feels so good to be home! The last 10 months have been a struggle at every turn. I dug deep to keep my faith and it was the love of so many of you that helped me move on. From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone for their help.”
Griner is skipping USA basketball training camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in prison in Russia.
She has said she will play for the Phoenix Mercury again this season, although she is still an unsigned free agent.
Griner has not spoken about her international future, nor about possibly participating in next year’s Olympics in Paris.
Griner surprised a group of people gathered for an MLK day march in Phoenix on Jan. 17
Her first public appearance came just six weeks after her release from a Russian prison