Former Detroit Piston Dennis Rodman Could Face Jail Time
Former Detroit Piston Dennis Rodman looks to be in deep trouble. His lawyer claims the Basketball Hall of Famer is “sick” and is unable to pay the more than $800,000 in child support and more than $50,000 in alimony he owes his 3rd ex-wife. Rodman’s attorney didn’t specify the nature of his client’s illness, but says the former Detroit Piston and Chicago Bulls star is “extremely sick.”
Rodman, 50, led the Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” to championships in 1989-1990 and won NBA titles with the Bulls in 1996, 1997 and 1998. He was the NBA’s leading rebounder for seven consecutive seasons, despite being 6’6″. Rodman was selected to the NBA’s “All Defensive Team” 7 times and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
Rodman was also quite eccentric, and was one of the first players to sport tattoos and piercings. He also had many run-ins with the law, police were called to his home more than 80 times.
He could face 20 days in jail for failure to make payments. His lawyer claims that his client is “broke” and “extremely sick.”