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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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46.

porkchop    

Awwww was poor wittle Dennis Rodman manipulated by those big, bad Koreans....poor little man...

222 days ago
47.

Just Steve    

Sounds like a hell of a party too me. Rodman..keep drinking. Give tmz something to talk about

222 days ago
48.

Li'l Robbie    

Would it be possible to exchange Dennis Rodman for Kenneth Bae? Rodman is obviously is love with Kim
Jong Un; he's also proven himself a grade-A flake.
He managed to get himself off three NBA teams
(Pistons, Spurs, Bulls), and I seriously doubt any other
will take a chance on him.

222 days ago
49.

T bone    

Lil boobie rodman been out the game In HOF

222 days ago
50.

UPYOURS    

Epic fail. DR, YOU flew to North Korea how many times? Each and every time your little buddy Kim was forcing booze down your throat on the way over? Gee, always thought part of rehab was taking responsibility for one's actions. What a POS you and your buddies are.

222 days ago
51.

Shaken not stirred    

Spoken like a true alcoholic/addict. It's always everbody else's fault.

222 days ago
52.

Vote2012    

Typical excuse just blame it on someone else. They always blame others for their crude actions.

222 days ago
53.

JP    

Nice try douche bag!

222 days ago
54.

Twilightstar    

OMG Dennis' mind was poisoned years and years before he went to North Korea. He did all that on his own in the good ol' US of A. You can't blame everything on godless communists. (ha ha) It is so not their faulty he is a drunken, twisted, druggie goof ball. They are probably sitting aroung in North Korea right now wondering what in the hell happened??!!

222 days ago
55.

TuxThePenguin    

yeah, douchebag, don't forget to claim the sh*tload if counterfeit American dollars your BFF paid you to the IRS. the IRS is watching you...

222 days ago
56.

TuxThePenguin    

*of

222 days ago
57.

Kristinajp    

That's BS...As the ex wife of an addict I have great sympathy for addicts and alcoholics...However that is an explaination, not an excuse...

222 days ago
58.

Seldombinlaid    

They held him down, and poured it into him. I think I used that excuse once. lol It didn't work for me either. I'm a man so, it's hard for me to decide if a guy is good looking. Where I'm going with this. If he'd loose the hardware in his face, and keep his normal hair color. people might take him seriously. Even the guy in North Korea who looks like Hahn off of Two Broke Girls, has to be wondering if this guy is normal...

222 days ago
59.

Telstar    

Dude is 52 years old, and physically larger than most people. No one "plied" him with anything - he's not a teenage girl at a homecoming kegger.

222 days ago
60.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

Give him an Everclear enema.

222 days ago
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