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NBA Great Dennis Rodman Faces Jail Time over Child Support

2012/03/28 by

Dennis Rodman, the NBA Hall of Famer who is best known for keeping everybody guessing as to which hair color he will sport next, is in some trouble. Apparently he owes over $850,000 to his ex-wife in both child and spousal support. Rodman used to be on top of the world, in his swanky Newport Beach pad on the ocean, with his endorsements and his championship-winning NBA team. Now, his lawyers are saying he only made $8,000 so far this year. Rodman, what happened to you man? Lauren Williams of the Daily Pilot reported,

“Former NBA star Dennis Rodman faces up to 20 days in jail Tuesday for failure to pay spousal and child support, according to an attorney for his ex-wife.

The Hall of Fame player, whose years as a West Newport resident drew the ire of neighbors and the attention of police, is scheduled to appear at a contempt of court hearing Tuesday in Orange.

As of March 1, Rodman, 50, owed $808,935 in back child support for the 9- and 10-year-old children that he had with his third wife, Michelle Rodman, said her attorney, Jack Kayajanian, in court documents.

An earlier version incorrectly said Dennis Rodman is 51. He is 50.
Rodman also owed $51,441 through March 1 in back spousal support, Kayajanian alleged in court documents.

Michelle Rodman, identified in court papers as a Costa Mesa resident, is also requesting attorneys’ fees.”

To read the rest of the the Daily Pilot’s article to find out why Rodman hasn’t been paying, click here.

It seems that Rodman’s party-boy ways have caught up to him and are biting him in the ass. This guy was one hell of a basketball player, and I’m sorry to hear of his struggles. When I think of Dennis Rodman, I prefer to picture his cheetah-colored hair and Bulls-jersey clad body darting in for a rebound in happier times. Oh, the good old days.

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