Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in a world of financial trouble and he’s headed to court Tuesday to sort it out. At issue, is child and spousal support to his ex-wife Michelle and their two children. She claims it’s as much as $808,935.
Rodman’s situation has become so dire he’s borrowing money from his agent to pay monthly dues. His lawyer, Linnea Willis, who is working pro bono, issued this statement—a “State of the Rodman” address if you will.
“… In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic,” Williams said. “His sickness impacts his ability to get work. 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.
“Dennis cannot afford his own monthly expenses. If the court awards attorney fees, it is setting Dennis up to be in contempt because you cannot get blood from a turnip.”
Rodman is about as self-destructive a person as you’ll find. His inability to keep his finances straight seem to be the least of his problems. At the same time, his lack of regular income inhibits him from going out and enjoying himself. Wait, what’s that? He was just out partying on St. Patrick’s Day? And he just started a stripper basketball league?
Yea, he’s a mess.