Dennis Rodman Is No Longer Going to Russia to Help Brittney Griner

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Published on August 26, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Dennis Rodman Is No Longer Going to Russia to Help Brittney Griner

Dennis Rodman Is No Longer Going , to Russia to Help Brittney Griner.

Dennis Rodman Is No Longer Going , to Russia to Help Brittney Griner.

WNBA star Brittney Griner was recently sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison on drug charges.

She was arrested at a Russian airport in February for having cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage.

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'ET' reports that last week, Rodman told NBC News that he "got permission to go to Russia to help that girl.".

I know Putin too well, Dennis Rodman, to NBC News.

He also said he was "trying to go this week.".

On Aug.

22, Ned Price, State Department spokesperson, issued a statement.

He would not be traveling on behalf of the U.S. government.

We believe that anything other than negotiating further through the established channel is likely to complicate and hinder those release efforts, Ned Price, State Department spokesperson, via statement.

'ET' reports that after that statement was issued, Rodman backpedaled on his decision to make the trip.

This isn't the first time Rodman has gotten involved with controversial world leaders.

He once called Kim Jong-un a "personal friend" and claimed to have been responsible for the release of American prisoner Kenneth Bae who was being held in North Korea.

He once called Kim Jong-un a "personal friend" and claimed to have been responsible for the release of American prisoner Kenneth Bae who was being held in North Korea.

The U.S. government is reportedly still in negotiations for a potential prisoner swap to bring Griner home


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