It seems Dennis Rodman has finally come back to his senses. The former NBA star claims he was drunk and extremely stressed out at the time when he blurted out those controversial comments about Kenneth Bae – the American who is imprisoned in North Korea.
Earlier this week, when CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked D-Rod a simple question about Bae’s imprisonment in the communist state, he went berserk and ended up insinuating that Kim Jong-un’s treatment of Bae is justified. But, after catching hell from media and realizing how big of an ass he sounded, the man with more facial piercings than an Indian bride has issued a statement of apology.
"I want to apologize," Rodman said in an email message that his publicist Jules Feiler forwarded to The Associated Press. "I take full responsibility for my actions. It had been a very stressful day. Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their families and business associates. My dreams of basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart. I had been drinking. It's not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed. It's not an excuse, it's just the truth.
"I want to first apologize to Kenneth Bae's family. I want to apologize to my teammates and my management team. I also want to apologize to Chris Cuomo. I embarrassed a lot of people. I'm very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements. I'm truly sorry."
Wanna know the whole story about Rodman’s bizarre interaction with Cuomo? Check this out:Is Dennis Rodman Making Things Worse? Maybe It’s Better If He Stays In North Korea… For Good