Dennis Rodman: Broke, Facing Jail Stint Over Failed Child Support
He was best known for grabbing rebounds, but now former NBA star Dennis Rodman could use an assist. In life.
An Orange County court commissioner told the Hall of Famer yesterday that he will be held in contempt - and face 20 days in prison - over the $860,376 in child/spousal support he owes his ex-wife.
Rodman has until May 29 to come up with the money, but it could be a problem says his financial advisor, Peggy Williams. She claims her client is broke.
"In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic," Williams tells The Los Angeles Times of Rodman. "His sickness impacts his ability to get work."
Rodman is a multiple-time champion and All-Star and one of the best defenders in NBA history. His colorful life off the court has included a marriage to Carmen Electra; time spent as Madonna's boyfriend; and a resume that includes donning a wedding dress to a book signing, along with coaching a topless women's team.
Police have reportedly been called to his Newport Beach home 80 times over the years to deal with loud, over-the-top parties.
Referring to Rodman's split from his third wife, Michelle, Williams says the athlete has been on a "binge [like] I have never seen before."
In court yesterday, Rodman characterized his relationship with Michelle as friendly, saying "it's never been a hate thing" and even made lunch plans with his ex when the session broke. We're guessing she picked up the tab.
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