Dennis Rodman apologizes for comments on Lynnwood’s Kenneth Bae: ‘I’d been drinking’

Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments about captive American missionary Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood in an interview with CNN.

“I want to apologize,” Rodman said. “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.”

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