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Dennis Rodman Is 'Broke,' Suffering from 'Drinking Problem' (plus Jesse Jackson/Clinton remembrance)
news.yahoo.com ^ | 3-2012

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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KEYWORDS: basketball; clinton; jackson; rodman
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Totally shocking. We couldn't have seen this one coming from such a responsible person.
1 posted on 03/27/2012 6:30:27 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Who would have ever thought?


2 posted on 03/27/2012 6:33:29 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: doug from upland

Yeah. Who didn’t see that coming.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 6:35:21 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: doug from upland

He had his moment in the sun. Wish him well.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 6:35:32 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: doug from upland

Being a total freak will do that.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 6:35:36 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: doug from upland

That reminds me...want to buy some Whitney Houston Tickets...Cheap!!!!


6 posted on 03/27/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: doug from upland

He is going to be the world’s most hideous corpse some day.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 6:37:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: doug from upland

Wasn’t he known as “the worm”?

Can’t remember now.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 6:38:03 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a NASA space pod!!)
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To: doug from upland

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.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: doug from upland

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.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by quantim (Obama = #theoccupier on twitter.)
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To: davetex

YEP - THE WORM


11 posted on 03/27/2012 6:40:05 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

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.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 6:41:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mnehring

Wow. He must be part Norweigan. Those guys drink like Vikings which....kinda follows.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 6:42:00 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: doug from upland

Conway left KFI?

Dang, the only constants there are Handel and John & Ken...


14 posted on 03/27/2012 6:43:24 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: doug from upland
Rodman is filth. Drinking is the least of his problems.
15 posted on 03/27/2012 6:43:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: freedumb2003

Will obamma call Rodman’s ex and offer his condolences. Will he say that it’s all Bushs fault.


16 posted on 03/27/2012 6:46:36 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: doug from upland

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.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 6:50:24 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: rbg81
Wow. He must be part Norweigan. Those guys drink like Vikings which....kinda follows.

Here's to ya...............*HIC*

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."

--H.L. Mencken, The Sage of Baltimore


18 posted on 03/27/2012 6:51:14 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: mnehring
Rodman is a fixture in the Deep Ellum club scene and he is one of the goofiest, friendliest people you would ever meet

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...

19 posted on 03/27/2012 6:52:11 PM PDT by okie01
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To: doug from upland
Sorry, I got laid off last week, so I'm just not feeling for the dumb bastard.

Come to think of it, I wouldn't have felt for the dumb bastard before last week, either.

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats."

--H.L. Mencken, The Sage of Baltimore


20 posted on 03/27/2012 6:56:34 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: mnehring
This place? Looks swank. I could never afford it now.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 6:56:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

“So some weeks he’s sober and some weeks he’s 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.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: doug from upland

$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?


23 posted on 03/27/2012 6:58:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: doug from upland

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.


24 posted on 03/27/2012 7:01:28 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: tet68

No, this
http://cafebrazil.com/

but we’ve been there before several times and it is awesome.


25 posted on 03/27/2012 7:01:42 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: doug from upland

Heh Dennis, How those tatts aging old boy?


26 posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:50 PM PDT by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: doug from upland

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.


27 posted on 03/27/2012 7:06:50 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: doug from upland
This is in no way a defense of Dennis Rodman, but the child support/alimony he has been ordered to pay is totally ridiculous.

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.

28 posted on 03/27/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 48 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: doug from upland
Rodman's next stop...


29 posted on 03/27/2012 7:09:25 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tet68

“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.


30 posted on 03/27/2012 7:11:15 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: doug from upland; a fool in paradise

I don’t know Dennis. Is he Hillary Rodman’s brother?


31 posted on 03/27/2012 7:15:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Been there, done that

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew › Season 3 › Cast › Dennis Rodman

http://www.vh1.com/shows/celebrity_rehab_with_dr_drew/season_3/cast_member.jhtml?personalityId=13229#moreinfo


32 posted on 03/27/2012 7:20:12 PM PDT by rdax
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To: freedumb2003
No, I screwed up. CONWAY IS STILL ON KFI, 640
33 posted on 03/27/2012 7:23:28 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: shadeaud

No, but I bet if he had wife she’d look like Michelle Rodman. Oh, wait...


34 posted on 03/27/2012 7:23:50 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Revolting cat!
I thought he was Geraldine's sister.


35 posted on 03/27/2012 7:24:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: doug from upland
His largest financial mistake was having children and getting married. He had the ability to keep it all and for lust screwed it away. Anyone that made the kind of money he did should first get a financial adviser and practice birth control because the majority of women that followed him were in it for the money.
36 posted on 03/27/2012 7:26:32 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: doug from upland

I don’t know why I always seem to find a bit of amusement, just a bit, when wealthy athletes or celebutards go broke.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 7:42:40 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: doug from upland

Dennis has tat poisoning. That messes up your mind. And the retouches are awfully expensive.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 7:45:41 PM PDT by citizen (Well, what happened to my tagline?? I must have overwritten it...time for a new one anyway.)
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To: doug from upland

And so turns The Worm.


39 posted on 03/27/2012 7:49:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: GeronL

You may find amusement in this =

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2469241/posts


40 posted on 03/27/2012 7:52:14 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

When freaks jump the shark....


41 posted on 03/27/2012 7:53:19 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: rdax

Whoa, you’re right.

I forgot he was on. Got him mixed up with Rodney King.


42 posted on 03/27/2012 7:56:46 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: doug from upland

I remember that. Good thread. heh


43 posted on 03/27/2012 7:57:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mnehring

Is this “Deep Ellum” in Massachusetts, Texas or elsewhere? There are several of them. Thanks.


44 posted on 03/27/2012 8:03:02 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Tucker39

Dallas Texas, big underground party area for the who’s who.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 8:04:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
Rodman is a fixture in the Deep Ellum club scene and he is one of the goofiest, friendliest people you would ever meet.

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..

46 posted on 03/27/2012 8:09:19 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: yarddog

http://manifestopart2.com/?tag=dennis-rodman


47 posted on 03/27/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: doug from upland

>>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.

Thanks, Doug.

(btw, I gave up and quit California — now in Irving, TX for a lot of reasons, some political, some practical).


48 posted on 03/27/2012 8:20:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Viking2002

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).


49 posted on 03/27/2012 8:23:24 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: tet68
I think tattoo ink does some thing to your brain.

Can you image if a link between tattoo ink and cancer were found? We might see a whole generation die off.

50 posted on 03/27/2012 8:24:09 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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