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Dennis Rodman says he'd trade places with American held in N.Korea

Published on Jan 31, 2014 11:08 PM
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Former basketball star Dennis Rodman said on Friday, Jan 31, 2014, he was willing to trade places with Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea, the next time he visits his friend, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (reuters) - Former basketball star Dennis Rodman said on Friday he was willing to trade places with Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea, the next time he visits his friend, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Rodman, in a live interview with CNN from a substance abuse rehabilitation facility in the New York City area, said he felt sympathy for Bae's family.

Earlier this month, an agitated, drunken Rodman gave an interview with CNN from North Korea in which he suggested that Bae was responsible for his imprisonment.

Rodman, who has made four trips to North Korea, said he knew nothing of Bae's case when he first mentioned him - and still does not.

 
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