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Dennis Rodman Accused Of Refusing To Properly Wear Face Mask During Flight

Dennis Rodman met with police when he arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, early last week, after he was accused of not complying with the mask mandate while flying, Complex reports.

The NBA legend was allegedly verbally reprimanded four times by a JetBlue airlines employee when asked to put a mask on his face during his flight from Los Angeles.

While Rodman did adhere to the instructions when asked, he allegedly pulled his mask back down below his chin once employees were no longer in sight. When the 60-year-old was confronted and asked why his mask was not fully covering his mouth and nose, a witness said Rodman replied that the mask obstructed his breathing, according to TMZ.

JetBlue requires all travelers over 2 years old to wear masks when boarding, deplaning, and for the duration of the flight, according to their policy.

Rodman, however, was cooperative with Broward County authorities and was eventually released from custody without a citation.

Last year, Rodman was seen on video at a grocery store embracing fans at Whole Foods in Tustin, California, with a mask placed under his chin.

California Governor Gavin Newsom reinstated a mask mandate until Jan. 15 as the per capita rate of new COVID-19 cases in the state surged by 47% at the beginning of the month, PBS reports.

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