Dennis Rodman Checks Into Rehab

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After his goodwill trip to North Korea went over like a lead balloon, former NBA player Dennis Rodman has checked into rehab.

Rodman, who has struggled with alcoholism for a long time, has entered an undisclosed treatment center, according to his agent.

"What was potentially a historic and monumental event turned into a nightmare for everyone concerned," Darren Prince told  statement to People.

"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."

Rodman recently made headlines for arguing with CNN's Chris Cuomo over the imprisonment of American Kenneth Bae, allegedly defending North Korea's reasons for handing him a 15-year sentence.

"People forget Dennis is just an entertainer and retired NBA star," Prince added. "The fact remains that a basketball game was played in North Korea live in front of 14,000 people and hundreds of millions around the world viewed clips of the game."

 

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