According to his agent, former NBA forward Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab facility to address his long-time struggle with alcoholism. Rodman recently returned from North Korea, where he and several retired NBA players played a basketball game against a North Korean team in celebration of the birthday of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un.
Rodman’s agent, Darren Prince, refused to disclose the name and location of the facility where Rodman has checked in. Rodman was also allegedly emotionally distraught at the reaction he received from comments he made regarding detained American missionary Dennis Bae. Dennis has been criticized for not using his influence to facilitate Bae’s release.
Prince has made this statement:
“What was potentially a historic and monumental event turned into a nightmare for everyone concerned,” Prince said. “Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally. The pressure that was put on him to be a combination `super human’ political figure and ‘fixer’ got the better of him.
“He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused.”