Dennis Rodman, a five-time NBA champion and someday buddy of North Korean chief Kim Jong-un, was launched from jail on Sunday after being detained in a single day on suspicion of drunk driving, police stated.
Rodman, 56, was stopped at 11:11 pm Saturday for a automobile violation, stated Police Lieutenant Rachel Johnson in Newport Beach, California, south of Los Angeles.
TMZ reported that Rodman failed a subject sobriety take a look at and was taken to the station, the place he failed an alcohol breathalyzer take a look at as nicely.
Johnson stated Rodman was cooperative with police and was launched shortly after 6 am.
“Dennis is taking this seriously and will take positive steps to address his personal issues,” Rodman’s lawyer, Paul S. Meyer, stated in a press release to the New York Daily News. “He appreciates the professionalism of the Newport Beach Police Department.”
Rodman, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, pleaded responsible to driving underneath the affect in 1999.
He performed 14 seasons within the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks earlier than retiring in 2000.
Last 12 months, Rodman made headlines when he travelled to Asia hoping to rearrange a visit to North Korea in a bid to “alleviate some of the pressures as far as communication between the US and North Korea.”
Rodman has made a number of visits to North Korea, the place he has hung out with the nation’s chief Kim — a long-time fan of the Bulls.
“I basically hang out with him all the time, we laugh, we sing karaoke, we do a lot of cool things together,” Rodman stated in a 2017 British tv interview.
He can also be pleasant with US President Donald Trump — who as soon as fired Rodman on the fact tv present “Celebrity Apprentice”.
In December he informed AFP in an interview in Beijing that Kim and Trump “are pretty much the same people.”
“They love control,” Rodman stated, however added that warnings of nuclear peril due to the bellicose language between the 2 had been overblown.
“Ain’t nobody got no finger on the button,” Rodman stated.