Dennis Rodman recently revealed that he was making a visit to Russia to appeal for the release of Brittney Griner.

The former NBA star said he had gotten permission to make the visit

Griner was arrested while visiting Russia on charges of drug smuggling.

The WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in prison in August 2022.

An anonymous representative for the U.S government stated that Rodman’s visit will only worsen Griner’s situation.

“Anything other than negotiating further through the established channel is likely to complicate and hinder release efforts," the source said.

U.S citizens have been advised against visiting Russian due to the shaky relationship between the two countries.

Earlier in the year, Rodman launched his own NFT collection.

The project featured images of Rodman sporting different hairstyles he donned during his NBA career.