Dennis Rodman says will travel to Russia to help Brittney Griner

  

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Via:  hallux  •  one month ago  •  71 comments

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Dennis Rodman says will travel to Russia to help Brittney Griner

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Dennis Rodman, a former professional basketball player and self-styled “basketball ambassador”, has said he will travel to Russia in an attempt to help imprisoned professional women’s player   Brittney Griner .

Rodman, whose post-National Basketball Association (NBA) career has been defined by his bizarre relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, told NBC News in an interview he hoped to fly to Russia this week to aid Griner, who was   sentenced   by a Russian court in early August to nine years in prison on drug charges.

The United States has said Griner, who was arrested at a Russian airport after authorities found cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage, was wrongfully jailed. The arrest came at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow, just days before Russia invaded Ukraine.

“I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl,” Rodman, 61, told the US news network, speaking from a sport apparel convention in Washington, DC. “I’m trying to go this week.”

The statement comes as the US has been trying to negotiate a prisoner swap, seeking the release of Griner and US citizen Paul Whelan in exchange for Russian arms dealer   Viktor Bout .

However, speaking to NBC, a senior official from the administration warned that “anything other than negotiating further through the established channel is likely to complicate and hinder release efforts”.

The US State Department urges Americans against travelling to Russia.

Rodman has previously waded into diplomatically fraught prisoner situations, saying his personal appeal to North Korea’s Kim helped lead to the release of missioner Kenneth Bay in 2014. Rodman also   travelled   to Singapore when Kim met then-US President Donald Trump there in 2018.

He previously met Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014, saying after the meeting that Putin was “actually cool”.

He told NBC he was confident in his understanding of the Russian leader.

“I know Putin too well,” he said.

The case of Griner, a two-time Olympic basketball gold medallist and Women’s NBA champion, has been highlighted by athletes, advocates and legislators, who have continually heaped pressure on the Biden administration to do more to secure her release.

The Kremlin has denied the arrest was politically motivated.


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Hallux
Junior Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    one month ago

Godspeed the human shower curtain holder.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    one month ago

I met that asshat in vegas at a blackjack table in the hardrock about 20 years ago. he starts hitting on my friend's girlfriend right in front of us. too bad for him that she was apparently an old fashioned southern belle with no filter. she took him down a few pegs and he got up and left. later the same weekend I watched him get tossed from the strip club across the street for getting a little too familiar with some dancers while I was in their steakhouse. looks like it's getting harder for him to catch the spotlight. watch the russians find an excuse to put him jail. too bad.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1    one month ago

Wow, I am shocked you didn't just scare him away with your big gun.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.1    one month ago

like I did your wife, or was that your daughter? /s

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    one month ago
like I did your wife,

Big guns and small guns don't scare my wife. She just wouldn't have anything to do with you.

We have no daughters.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    one month ago

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    one month ago

They wouldn't know what a big gun was!  Some folks' wives that is./s

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.5    one month ago

Not everyone is a size queen.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.8  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.6    one month ago

nobody here cares about your personal sexual preferences,. save it for the men's bible study group at your church.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1.8    one month ago
nobody here cares about your personal sexual preferences,.

And you think you bringing up what yours are what anyone cares about?

LOL!

save it for your men's bible study group at church.

Nice to see you haven't lost your touch at making asinine assumptions.

Don't attend church, don't go to bible study, and also don't get fearful when someone else does.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1.8    one month ago
nobody here cares about your personal sexual preferences,

True, far too many people here all wrapped up into the sex lives of Trump and Family to even notice the rest of the world!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.11  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.10    one month ago

... says the person who complains about people interjecting trump into every article 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1.11    one month ago

Are those thumpers knocking at your door?

Best load up, buddy!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.13  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.5    one month ago

And your sex life complications are not my fascinations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GANwiljKVls

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.1.14  pat wilson  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.13    one month ago
And your sex life complications are not my fascinations

Try to remember that next time you decide to regale us with yours, in excruciating detail.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.15  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  pat wilson @1.1.14    one month ago
Try to remember that next time you decide to regale us with yours, in excruciating detail.

I've regaled you with my sex life complications in excruciating detail?  Please remind me when or have you confused me with someone else, pat?

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.1.16  pat wilson  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.15    one month ago

No, it was you. You were explaining your sex life complications since your illness. It was way TMI. About a month or so ago.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.17  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  pat wilson @1.1.16    one month ago
It was way TMI.

Thanks, sorry, seems out of character for me.  Maybe I made a failed joke.  I'll run through my July comments and try to find it and avoid that mistake again.

Good song anyway.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.18  devangelical  replied to  pat wilson @1.1.14    one month ago

LOL

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.19  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1.8    one month ago

"nobody here cares about your personal sexual preferences,. save it for the men's bible study group at your church."

Really, TMI.  jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.20  Tessylo  replied to  pat wilson @1.1.14    one month ago
I don't know why certain posters think I give a fuck about them or their sex life or anything about them and why they constantly taunt me.  I WASN'T TALKING ABOUT MY SEX LIFE.
They can FUCK OFF.  
I'm sure that's their only gratification anyway.
I'm glad I was spared his sexual antics or possibly lack thereof.  
 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.21  Tessylo  replied to  pat wilson @1.1.16    one month ago

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arkpdx
Professor Participates
1.1.22  arkpdx  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.6    one month ago

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arkpdx
Professor Participates
1.1.23  arkpdx  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.20    one month ago
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Sparty On
Professor Principal
2  Sparty On    one month ago

You go worm ..... go!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @2    one month ago

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evilgenius
PhD Guide
3  evilgenius    one month ago

Can they just do a swap? Rodman for Griner...

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.1  Sparty On  replied to  evilgenius @3    one month ago

C’mon man.    

I would think the worm is right in your wheelhouse ..... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
3.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Sparty On @3.1    one month ago
I would think the worm is right in your wheelhouse .....

I don't know why you would ever think I like narcissists. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.1    one month ago

Oh, I thought your first comment wasn’t serious so I responded in kind ...

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
3.1.3  evilgenius  replied to  Sparty On @3.1.2    one month ago
Oh, I thought your first comment wasn’t serious so I responded in kind ...

Okay... ((shrug))

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  evilgenius @3    one month ago

Yes please.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
3.2.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2    one month ago

In the most Rodman of ways, he may agree to such a swap (with a tv crew in tow of course)…

In any case, whatever it takes, we need to get her out of there. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
3.2.2  dennis smith  replied to  afrayedknot @3.2.1    one month ago

Doing whatever it takes? She broke the law of another country, they have their laws and punishments. 

If Rodman is able to get her released, what does that say about our diplomatic efforts? 

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
3.2.3  afrayedknot  replied to  dennis smith @3.2.2    one month ago

“If Rodman is able to get her released, what does that say about our diplomatic efforts? “

Simply that diplomacy is (duh) purely political. How many eyes, how many lies, how many sighs does it take before we accept the fait accompli? 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  dennis smith @3.2.2    one month ago

I know you're so concerned about law breakers like that big fat steaming pile of shit that waddled out of the White House on 1/20/21 after his failed coup.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.2.5  Sparty On  replied to  dennis smith @3.2.2    one month ago

Possibly, it sez, Putin might release her to Rodman to embarrass our government.    

To which I say, the joke would be on Putin.

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
3.2.6  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @3.2.4    one month ago

My concern is about the lawbreaker in jail in Russia and has nothing to do with what you call Trump.

If you have proof that Trump is a lawbreaker or big fat steaming pile of shit, provide it. 

 

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
3.2.7  dennis smith  replied to  afrayedknot @3.2.3    one month ago

There should have been ZERO diplomatic/political efforts to get this lawbreaker returned to the USA.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2.8  Tessylo  replied to  dennis smith @3.2.6    one month ago

jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif Denier to the end

Just looking at the big fat ugly turd proves my second point.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2.9  Tessylo  replied to  dennis smith @3.2.7    one month ago

What a humanitarian.  You're my hero!

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2.10  Tessylo  replied to  dennis smith @3.2.6    one month ago

You're concerned about someone who had medicinal marijuana as opposed to a steaming pile of shit criminal enterprise?

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Participates
3.2.11  arkpdx  replied to  dennis smith @3.2.6    one month ago
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[comments about other members are always off topic & no value]

 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
3.2.12  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  afrayedknot @3.2.1    one month ago

It was not her first rodeo being in Russia.  She f'd up.  The only thing I disagree with is the length of her sentence.  Usually, it is five years and most are released early.  Hers was excessive imo.  Fact is though, she did the crime so she needs to do some time.

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
3.2.13  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @3.2.8    one month ago

Still waiting for proof not your opinion.

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
3.2.14  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @3.2.9    one month ago

Do you think being a humanitarian is to allow lawbreakers in a country other than the USA to have no consequences? 

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
3.2.15  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @3.2.10    one month ago

 All countries have their own laws and consequences different than other countries. 

Again, still waiting for proof instead of your biased opinion about Trump. 

 

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
3.2.16  dennis smith  replied to  arkpdx @3.2.11    one month ago

It will not be forthcoming. 

Grade school name calling is what seems to be his/her top priority. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Participates
3.2.17  arkpdx  replied to  Tessylo @3.2.8    one month ago
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arkpdx
Professor Participates
3.3  arkpdx  replied to  evilgenius @3    one month ago

Would the let him take his wedding dresses and makeup with him?

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
4  shona1    one month ago

Morning..I was thinking more along the lines..

Welcome said the spider to the fly..😬

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
4.1  Ronin2  replied to  shona1 @4    one month ago

Rodman had better learn every last law in Russia before he goes. 

He is more of a loose cannon than Griner; and even more self centered.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
5  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago

Britney Griner is in good hands if the Worm can party with and supply Putin some yak like he did with Lil' Kim.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
6  charger 383    one month ago

Can we trade Deshaun Watson for Griner?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  charger 383 @6    one month ago

Good question.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
6.2  Ronin2  replied to  charger 383 @6    one month ago

Hey, even Putin has standards!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Ronin2 @6.2    one month ago

Obviously not with trumpturd as his puppet.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
6.2.2  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.1    one month ago

I am sure you have verifiable proof of this?

Considering Trump is the one that ended the Obama policy of non lethal aid to Ukraine only; and allowed weapons to be sent. Committed the US even further in Syria against ISIS/ISIL by sending in ground troops. Sure Putin loved US forces on the ground in Syria; which put his newly gained Syrian ports and air bases in jeopardy. Trump blocked the Nord Stream II pipeline; that Brandon famously released sanctions on allowing it to be completed- getting nothing in return from Russia. Trump also forced NATO countries to increase their contributions. Don't worry Brandon put an end to that. US troops are now stationed along the Russian/Ukraine border; so NATO countries don't have to worry about improving their militaries.  

If Putin couldn't get a better "puppet" than Trump; it is surprising he has managed to last this long in power. However Brandon is doing an excellent job. Unfortunately it is hard to tell if Russia or China is controlling him- as both are pulling his strings as hard as they can.

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Participates
6.2.3  arkpdx  replied to  Ronin2 @6.2    one month ago

That's why she is upset with him. He has standards but there is no way she can come up to meet them no matter how low they are. Even Trump is better. 

 
 
 
Gazoo
Sophomore Silent
7  Gazoo    one month ago

Hopefully Dennis leaves his pot at home.

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Participates
7.1  arkpdx  replied to  Gazoo @7    one month ago

I hope he doesn't. If he does I will be more than happyy to plant some on him on the way there 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.1  devangelical  replied to  arkpdx @7.1    one month ago

I doubt you could tell the difference between weed and alfalfa...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @7.1.1    one month ago

Probably says about someone who indulges - that 'they're on the pot'

LOL

 
 
 
arkpdx
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7.1.3  arkpdx  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.2    one month ago
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arkpdx
Professor Participates
7.1.4  arkpdx  replied to  devangelical @7.1.1    one month ago

You are probably right about that. I don't have the need to alter my reality by using "weed"I am quite content with my reality as it is, not perfect but it will do  and I am not a horse so I have any affinity to eat alfalfa. I sure you would like to "eat" Alfalfa but you want the one like the one that was in the "Our Gang" comedies of the past. 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1.5  devangelical  replied to  arkpdx @7.1.4    one month ago

gee, you really told me off...

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Participates
8  arkpdx    one month ago

What is so special about Griner. There are several other Americans held in Russian jails. Some of them, unlike her(?) are being held unjustly. 

 
 
 
arkpdx
Professor Participates
8.1  arkpdx  replied to  arkpdx @8    one month ago

Oh wai! I figured out the answer. The only reason the left cares about her(?) Is that she (?) Is black, she(?) Is a celebrity and she(?) Is being held for a drug crime and most importantly to the she(?) Is a lesbian. 

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
8.1.1  charger 383  replied to  arkpdx @8.1    one month ago

She hides in the locker room to avoid the National Anthem 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
8.1.2  JBB  replied to  charger 383 @8.1.1    one month ago

They play our anthem before games in Russia?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
8.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  arkpdx @8.1    one month ago

That explains why there is very little said about Mark Fogel.  He doesn't fit any of that.  He's just a teacher.

 
 

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