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Dennis Rodman

Sorry About N. Korea Outburst

I WAS BOOZED UP

1/9/2014 6:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dennis Rodman is blaming the a-a-a-alcohol for his wild screaming North Korea-defending outburst on CNN this week ... saying he was drinking before he went on live TV.

During the maniacal rant, Rodman -- who's in N. Korea -- defended dictator/tiny person Kim Jong-Un's decision to imprison American Kenneth Bae, even though N. Korea won't say why Bae is being punished.

Now, Rodman is backpedaling HARD ... saying, "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."

He continued, "I had been drinking ... It's not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed."



Rodman also issued an apology to Kenneth Bae's family, his teammates and CNN host Chris Cuomo ... the target of Rodman's outburst.

Rodman says some of his basketball friends -- who joined him on the trip -- were leaving the country because after his outburst, their dream of "basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart."

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He needs to be sentenced to life in a North Korean gulag

250 days ago
2.

victor    

Damn hes ugly

250 days ago
3.

NykkiD    

Guess rehab didn't take f or him. Hig surprise. What a mess he is.

250 days ago
4.

Joe    

Well Dennis. It's not too late. Do the right thing. Talk to your American hating buddy and have a fellow American released from jail over there. Right now you don't have the respect of America... Which means everything. All you have is the respect of the North Korean leader, which means absolutely nothing ! Stop being a joke, and do the right thing !

250 days ago
5.

-listen up-    

He is very strang, and what jappend. Did he not be a little cute?

250 days ago
6.

woolly -Bear    

What would you expect from Rodman, A washed up F#CKING Alcohlic , Meth head and North Korean Traitor. What i can't believe is that the States let The F#CK back in. With all the STD"S and Herpes he=s contracted over the years it's rotted his brain. Many have died Rodman to rid the World of these kind of Dictators . And you praise him? Better grow eyes in the back of your head you Comie F#CK....

250 days ago
7.

ImSoReal    

Move to North Korea Dennis and stay there.

250 days ago
8.

People Annoy Me    

Can anyone literally understand a word he's saying? Anyone? I'm serious.

250 days ago
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anonymous    

this nut needs to be barred from going over to N. Korea. he can't do any good doing these trips. Haven't seen any yet, have you?

250 days ago
10.

tommyboy    

US should trade Rodman for Kenneth Bae. If Rodman is such good friends with Kim Jong-Un let the two "hang out" in N. Korea. Win win for everyone.

250 days ago
11.

Usagi-chan    

Surprising no one

250 days ago
12.

franklyspeaking    

HE HAD HIS X GIRLFRIEND AND HER BAND KILLED IN FRONT OF HER PARENTS AND FRIENDS!!! This is a friend Dennis? Killed over doing an adult film and talking ish???? #MoneyGrabwithBloodStainZ What more could be expected from someone who bounces a leather ball?

250 days ago
13.

Paul Z    

What a hideous looking individual Rodman is.

250 days ago
14.

STFUP    

Apology NOT accepted! Shut the F~~K up and STOP paling around with Comunist dictators!

250 days ago
15.

Paul Z    

Daam! he's hideous looking.

250 days ago
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