Rodman apologizes for not helping Lynnwood man

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman apologized on Monday for not being able to help Lynnwood’s Kenneth Bae, an American missionary detained in North Korea, while he played there to celebrate the birthday of his friend and leader Kim Jong Un, our news partner, the Seattle Times notes.

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry I couldn’t do anything,” Rodman told media on his arrival at Beijing airport from a weeklong trip. “It’s not my fault. I’m sorry. I just want to do some good stuff, that’s all I want to do.”

During the trip, Rodman was also slammed for not using his influence with Kim to help free Bae, the missionary in poor health who has been detained for more than a year for “anti-state crimes.” Rodman apologized last week for comments he made in a CNN interview implying Bae was at fault, saying he had been drinking and was upset because some of his teammates were under pressure to leave.

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