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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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46.

Bella    

He needs to stay in North Korea!! He is a disgrace to the American people!

223 days ago
47.

TURKEYGIRL    

I hate his guts!!!! He is the most ignorant, arrogant, and disgusting man!
He is truly disgusting. I so wish America would kick his ass every time someone sees him!
Seriously, beat the truth into him, of what N.Korea, and Kim Jon Un, really is.

223 days ago
48.

Phishie from Philly    

The only way to fix his mess that he started is to at least try to do something and help Bae negotiations. Can't he get a meeting with someone who KimJungle Head would talk too.
The way I see it is Kim Jon Junk is a bit.ch, just like DR. So DR actually could communicate with Kim Jon Junk and save the say.
Just a thought. If the shoe was on the other foot and DR daughter or family member was held against there will for no reason, what would DR do? I guarantee it won't be basketball diplomacy.
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DR, do something positive in your life for ONCE!

223 days ago
49.

Marla    

Dennis is an embarrassment---to the US, to sports, and mostly to HIMSELF. He really needs some qualified help...and soon.

221 days ago
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