Skip to comments.Dennis Rodman Is 'Broke,' Suffering from 'Drinking Problem' (plus Jesse Jackson/Clinton remembrance)
Posted on 03/27/2012 6:30:20 PM PDT by doug from upland
(NOTE: I'm sure some of you remember Jesse Jackson and "Hillary Rodman Clinton"....too funny....tune in Thurs at 8pm, KABC in Los Angeles -- Tim Conway does "What the hell did Jesse Jackson say")
Dennis Rodman Is 'Broke,' Suffering from 'Drinking Problem' By SHEILA MARIKAR | Good Morning America 7 hrs ago
Dennis Rodman Is 'Broke,' Suffering from 'Drinking Problem' (ABC News)Enlarge Photo
Alcohol addiction and declining marketability have sidelined Dennis Rodman and rendered him unable to pay an "unjustified" amount of child support, representatives for the former NBA player said today.
Rodman's manager, Darren Price, told ABCNews.com today that the former Chicago Bulls' rebound star has a "well-documented drinking problem, and all the stress from the divorce and not seeing his kids isn't helping. As people know, it's a daily struggle. He has good days and bad ones and good weeks and bad weeks."
While Rodman isn't in an inpatient treatment program, Prince said, "He does see a counselor from time to time."
The Los Angeles Times reported that Rodman's attorney Linnea Willis said Rodman "is broke and cannot afford any additional fees," in court papers filed today. She also said he is "extremely sick."
The filing came in response to allegations from the attorney for Rodman's third wife, Michelle Rodman, that as of March 1, Rodman owed $808,935 in back child support for the couple's 9- and 10-year-old children and $51,441 in back spousal support. He was previously ordered to pay his ex-wife $50,000 per month for child support.
Willis said in a statement that "even the wealthiest celebrities in the world" would not be ordered to pay $50,000 a month, and while Rodman hasn't been able to make payments of that amount, "it is absolutely untrue that Mr. Rodman failed to pay child or spousal support.
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Who would have ever thought?
Yeah. Who didn’t see that coming.
He had his moment in the sun. Wish him well.
Being a total freak will do that.
That reminds me...want to buy some Whitney Houston Tickets...Cheap!!!!
He is going to be the world’s most hideous corpse some day.
Wasn’t he known as “the worm”?
Can’t remember now.
Rodman is a fixture in the Deep Ellum club scene and he is one of the goofiest, friendliest people you would ever meet. BUT! and it is a big but, I’ve never seen a person who could put back a bottle of vodka like him. We were at Cafe De Brazil in Deep Ellum about midnight saturday about a year ago and he came in with two bottles and drank both of them and walked out like he drank coffee only.
He was a real likeable guy before he got all inked up and stupid when he was a fundamental reason the Pistons won the NBA championship before going to Chicago.
YEP - THE WORM
He has good days and bad ones and good weeks and bad weeks.”
So some weeks he’s sober and some weeks he’s drunk.
I think tattoo ink does some thing to your brain.
Wow. He must be part Norweigan. Those guys drink like Vikings which....kinda follows.
Conway left KFI?
Dang, the only constants there are Handel and John & Ken...
Will obamma call Rodman’s ex and offer his condolences. Will he say that it’s all Bushs fault.
Can’t wait till Joe Taxpayer is on the hook for his ex’s and child’s MediCaid and his upcoming liver transplant. $30 mill only goes so far especially when you have a tattooist and wedding dress designer on call.
Here's to ya...............*HIC*
--H.L. Mencken, The Sage of Baltimore
Do you recall when a young lady got her face cut off by a cigarette boat on Lake Lewisville about ten years ago?
Though it was never proven, the liklihood is that it was Rodman's boat, though being driven by an associate of his.
I wonder if the incident troubles him at all...
Come to think of it, I wouldn't have felt for the dumb bastard before last week, either.
--H.L. Mencken, The Sage of Baltimore
“So some weeks hes sober and some weeks hes drunk.”
I’d claim drunken stupor, too, if some left wing, castrated, screeching, falsetto feminist judge claimed I owed my ex $50,000 a week.
I’m not a particular fan of Rodman, but I sure as hell can feel his pain.
$800K for 2 kids? What do they have...solid gold iPods? Summer vacations at the same $10K/night Spanish resort where our Diversity Coordinator-In-Chief vacations?
Thanks for posting, doug. I was driving down M-59 (major east/west rd through Pontiac-Waterford-White Lake) in Waterford, Michigan many years ago with my kids in the car (when he played for the Pistons). My kids and I were excited to see Dennis Rodman as a passenger in the car next to us. We waved and he waved back and had a big smile on his face. I always admired his work on the basketball court. He’s one of my all time basketball favorites. He and Dave Bing (current mayor of Detroit) are in my top 10 all time Piston players.
Best wishes to Dennis Rodman.
but we’ve been there before several times and it is awesome.
Heh Dennis, How those tatts aging old boy?
I will never understand how pro athletes can spend the money they do.
If earned that money, I would save it forever, fearful of running out.
Child support should only be to help pay for the basic needs of the child. I'm talking $100 a week tops (and if the father has custody, the mother should make a similar payment). I don't care if the contributing parent makes $20,000 a year or $20 million a year. Child support should be all about ensuring the child is provided with basic needs. Of course, if the parent wants to pay more voluntarily, that's their business. I'm only talking about court-ordered child support here.
Don't even get me started on alimony. In my opinion, unless the woman was a housewife all her life (and I'm talking Donna Reed here), she should be out earning her own income after a divorce. The privilege of being a housewife post-divorce should be reserved for those women who actually decided to dedicate their lives to their husbands and rearing their children.
“I could never afford it now.”
I’d bet we could find two chairs there on any Wednesday night. I’ll buy.
I get the green-eyed, long-legged slinky red-heads who cause trouble. The rest are yours. You drive, though.
I don’t know Dennis. Is he Hillary Rodman’s brother?
Been there, done that
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Season 3 Cast Dennis Rodman
No, but I bet if he had wife she’d look like Michelle Rodman. Oh, wait...
I don’t know why I always seem to find a bit of amusement, just a bit, when wealthy athletes or celebutards go broke.
Dennis has tat poisoning. That messes up your mind. And the retouches are awfully expensive.
And so turns The Worm.
You may find amusement in this =
When freaks jump the shark....
Whoa, you’re right.
I forgot he was on. Got him mixed up with Rodney King.
I remember that. Good thread. heh
Is this “Deep Ellum” in Massachusetts, Texas or elsewhere? There are several of them. Thanks.
Dallas Texas, big underground party area for the who’s who.
He is a nut but in a kind of good way. Back in my drinking days I hung out with him. He could drink. One thing he did not like to do was sign autographs. Another odd thing were his calves. I've never seen another human with calves like his. They looked like they should have been on a grasshopper. Hard to describe but the way his muscles were made were just strange looking. Alien..
>>CONWAY IS STILL ON KFI, 640<<
*whew* I really like him. He has his dad’s wit and a great touch on events of great moment.
(btw, I gave up and quit California — now in Irving, TX for a lot of reasons, some political, some practical).
Getting laid off sucks. The obama economy slinks on...
If I can help, FReepmail me. I am in I/T and my company is always looking for good people (we are global).
Can you image if a link between tattoo ink and cancer were found? We might see a whole generation die off.