White House Expresses Stern Disapproval Of Dennis Rodman After He Disclosed Brittney Griner Rescue Plans from Russia

NBA legend Dennis Rodman made headlines all around the world recently. However, it was not for anything related to the sport or his usual antics. The former NBA champion revealed that he got permission to help controversial WNBA star, Brittney Griner. However, Rodman's involvement in International politics is nothing new. He once visited North Korea for a basketball exhibition and volunteered to be a mediator for peace talks between America and the East Asian country.

During an interview with NBC, Rodman confirmed that he “got permission to go to Russia”. Moreover, the Chicago Bulls legend also said, “I know Putin too well.” Despite having the experience of holding talks at an internal level, former prisoner Billy Hayes feels Rodman will have trouble with Putin.

Talking in an interview, Hayes said, “I don’t think you are going to be able to handle Vladimir Putin the way he did with Kim Jong Un. I think it’s just going to add to Brittney’s problems and the logistics of trying to bring her home.“ Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner has spent a long time in Russian prison already. Earlier this year, she was arrested by Russian officials on charges of carrying illegal substances. 

Subsequently, this led to a long legal process and the court recently announced its verdict. Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison following her conviction. Despite Rodman’s claims about him going to Russia to help out Griner, it seems the former NBA champion has taken back his words. According to the latest reports, Rodman will not be going to Russia.

This came after officials cautioned Dennis regarding his actions and also asserted that his trip will not be on behalf of the Government. Now this leaves Brittney Griner with two options. Either she faces jail time in Russia or the Government brings her back through a prisoner swap. 

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