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Dennis Rodman

North Koreans Plied Him With Booze

1/20/2014 8:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dennis Rodman's alcohol-fueled meltdown was caused by North Korea ... so claim the people who got the former Hall of Famer into rehab.

Sources connected with Rodman -- the ones who convinced him he needed to check into rehab after his controversial trip -- tell TMZ, from the minute Rodman landed in North Korea he was plied with alcohol.

Rodman claims his bizarre -- arguably unpatriotic comments -- were the result of alcohol abuse and he says the pressure he felt before doing his disastrous interview is why he landed in rehab.

But people close to him say ... the mucky-mucks in the North Korean government were more than happy to supply Rodman with endless amounts of alcohol ... to the point his mind was poisoned.

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31.

JiLL1    

Next time he visits his "friend" he'll be locked up for badmouthing the gov't . Good Luck with that

222 days ago
32.

lastrebel    

Rodman doesn't wait for an invitation before helping himself to the bar. Take responsibility for your own actions Dennis.

222 days ago
33.

ShanesGirl    

Yea right...the Koreans shoved a funnel in his mouth and forced Rodman to drink all that alcohol! Wtf! Take the blame like a grown up n stop blaming others for your problems! Jeez!

222 days ago
34.

Yurra Knutz    

It's been said that a drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts

222 days ago
35.

PureRadiance    

So, north koreans forced that alkihol down rodmans throat. He gagged choked & tried not to swallow that liquor, as they literally poured it down his throat while holding his head back and forced his mouth open. NAH, don't think so. I think he of his own free will , guzzled that booze down without any force at all! Just good old fashioned , pick up the glass & suck it back. Good old Rodman and his stories! Hardy har har

222 days ago
36.

Dee Dee    

what an embarrassment he is to America. Please let him stay in North Korea and be his puppet until they have no use for him and suddenly he is disappeared.

222 days ago
37.

Dick Face    

Rodman your a washed up hack!, please stay away from rehab...we like the entertainment.

222 days ago
38.

Blockboy720    

Meanwhile the whiteboy Snowden is giving top secret info to other countries but we more upset with a retired basketball player...such fools.

222 days ago
39.

Newtonnola    

Bull$hit on this story. He went to N Korea and he drank, all by his own free will. His crap is his doing alone.

222 days ago
40.

Unbroken Chain    

Dennis you can't fool America. What a weak excuse

222 days ago
41.

Andy    

First he blames the booze, now he blames the free booze. What an idiot.

222 days ago
42.

kitnplayn    

Loose lips, sink ships.

222 days ago
43.

YouDontSay    

Sorry I call BS on this. He has always loved his vokda and cranberry juice. The first step is not blaming others.

222 days ago
44.

Sam    

Why is it that every time a celebrity is about to get busted (in Rodman's case, the CIA) they cry ADDICTION and head to a spa

222 days ago
45.

Lakeviewboy    

He wanted to be boozed up in North Korea. He should have stayed there. He has always been a freak, and now a traitor.

222 days ago
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