Dennis Rodman says he is acquired a plan to go to Russia and free Brittney Griner.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman says that he is obtained permission to journey to Russia to barter the liberty of Brittney Griner, who was sentenced to 9 years in jail on drug costs earlier this month. Rodman has tried to work as an informal U.S. diplomat with North Korea and Russia a number of occasions prior to now.
“I acquired permission to go to Russia to assist that woman,” Rodman not too long ago advised NBC Information. “I am attempting to go this week.”
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The USA is reportedly nonetheless engaged on a prisoner swap deal that may carry the WNBA star dwelling from Russia, the place she had been held since February. Griner was caught carrying cartridges with lower than a gram of cannabis oil via an airport in Moscow. After a month-long trial, she pled responsible on August 4 and was sentenced to 9 years in jail.
Rodman has visited North Korea’s Kim Jong Un a number of occasions in recent times and even met Vladimir Putin in 2014, calling the Russian President “cool” after the journey. He has credited himself with serving to to safe the discharge of American Kenneth Bae from North Korea after touring there with President Donald Trump in 2018.
NBC would not quote Rodman as having added the rest to the dialog, but when he was being critical, be looking out for his journey to Russia sooner or later.