Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is “broke,” “extremely sick” and facing jail time for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in child and spousal support payments, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The 51-year old former Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers star owes $808,935 in back child support for two children he had with third wife Michelle Rodman, said her attorney Jack Kayajanian in court documents. Rodman also owes $51,441 in spousal support, said the attorney.

Rodman, nicknamed “The Worm” and “Dennis the Menace,” won five NBA championships with the Pistons and Michael Jordan’s Bulls and led the NBA in rebounding seven straight seasons. Off the court, he was one of the NBA’s most colorful personalities, dating Madonna, briefly marrying Carmen Electra and wearing dresses to promote his autobiographies.

He faces a court hearing in Orange, California Tuesday. Rodman could be jailed for 20 days for failure to pay child and spousal support. Per the Times:

Dennis Rodman’s attorney, Linnea Willis, said in court documents that the former Laker is barely capable of paying for his living expenses, let alone the $5,000 he has for one child from another relationship, and the $4,500 monthly payment for spousal and child support to Michelle Rodman. The attorneys who have represented him to date have worked pro bono, Willis said. “Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees,” according to court documents filed on his behalf. He is “extremely sick” and his marketability is diminishing with age and illness, according to court documents.

Rodman’s financial advisor Peggy Williams said in court documents that Rodman is battling alcoholism and owes $350,000 in back taxes, according to (Costa Mesa, Calif.) The Daily Pilot:

His sickness impacts his ability to get work,” Williams said in the court documents. “This case, especially his wife filling for divorce, has put him on a binge that I have never seen before. He is extremely hurt and extremely sick. He is often unable to obtain work because of this sickness. And his sickness is getting increasingly worse.

Written by Phillip Liquori via FeedCrossing, Content News Source

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