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Dennis Rodman “broke,” “extremely sick” according to court papers

Mar 27, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

Inductee Dennis Rodman acknowledges the crowd after delivering his acceptance speech during the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Enshrinement Ceremony in Springfield Reuters

This is sad. Not surprising, but sad nonetheless.

In court papers regarding child support payments, his own attorney describes Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman as broke and extremely sick. The Los Angeles Times got ahold of the documents.

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….

“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.

Lawyers have said some outrageous crap to get their clients out of paying for things, so you can take this with a grain of salt. That said, this is also totally believable.

No doubt, the saddest part of this who mess is his children are the ones that will suffer the most. Rodman could end up spending 20 days for being $808,935 behind in his child support. And for the record, Rodman’s attorneys are working pro bono (Latin meaning for the good or for free, because attorneys love their Latin).

The whole situation just is kind of depressing.

Rodman won five rings total between the Pistons and Bulls, plus played for the Spurs and Lakers. He is one of the best rebounders ever to play the game, plus he was a lock-down defender (especially early in his career). He was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame last summer.

  1. lakerluver - Mar 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Ok, this is totally off topic but Worm has to be one of the most unattractive men alive (or dead)!!

  2. rooney24 - Mar 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Sorry to hear that he is extremely sick. Although, if whatever he has is due to his hard living lifestyle, then I can’t feel too sorry.

    Is anyone surprised to know he is broke? Silly child support payments aside, Rodman is the epitome of the rich athlete who appears to spend his money as if he thinks it will still come in as fast after his playing days as during his playing days. I understand money changes people, but I often wish athletes were mandated to set aside some of their money, as too many don’t know how to manage that much money thrown at them.

  3. tourmaline57 - Mar 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    For the prior month( before this story broke.Dennis Rodman was working diligently procuring and promoting a top – less ladies basketball team in N.Y.C.He seemed in great spirits as he mentioned the nicknames he gave each of the ladies,and the entertainment value they would provide.Interesting.

  4. dexterismyhero - Mar 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    he could probably sell his old wedding dress to Brittany Griner!!!!!

  5. somekat - Mar 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    No doubt, the saddest part of this who mess is his children are the ones that will suffer the most

    Once again, Kurt shows his mastery of the English language

  6. wilbur8848 - Apr 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    I am stunned !!!!

  7. thetooloftools - May 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    I think he also played for San Antonio too.

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