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Dennis Rodman Busted for Domestic Violence

5/1/2008 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arrested last night on suspicion of felony domestic battery.
Dennis Rodman
He was arrested at 11:00 PM at a Century City hotel and was released early this morning.

Law enforcement tells us they charge suspects with a felony if there is evidence of injury, such as bruising or blood.

Rodman was released on $50,000 bail today at 4:16 AM.

UPDATE: Rodman's manager Darren Prince tells TMZ, "Last night Dennis and his girlfriend had too much to drink. When they returned to their hotel they started arguing and a minor altercation broke out where Dennis grabbed her by the arm and left a bruise." Hotel security got involved and called LAPD, who responded and made the arrest. We're told Dennis plans to enter a rehab facility immediately upon returning to Florida because -- according to Prince -- "his drinking has been escalating in the last six weeks due to a nasty divorce and not seeing his children in over two months."

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16.

Chika    

When and who did he divorce. The wife I ever heard of was Pam Anderson. How old are the kids?

2312 days ago
17.

my3cent$    

8. Whoever he was abusing I don't understand why she just didn't rip all his piercings out of his face?

Posted at 10:52AM on May 1st 2008 by Kelli
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As tall as he is, she could ripped out some other jewels, like his family jewels, without even having to reach up!

2312 days ago
18.

oh yeah?    

HE was MARRIED???????

2312 days ago
19.

Ren    

MORE DAMAGED EMOTITIONS CARRIED FROM 1 RELATIONSHIP TO THE NEXT.........[TRAUMA] HE SURE DOESN'T NEED TO BE DRINKING. WHEN TRAUMA [PAIN] TAKES OVER ANOTHER IDENTITY TAKE S THE PERSON OVER.

2312 days ago
20.

Sillyme    

Madge the V-itch hunted him and badgered him for a year screaming, 'fly, take a cab.. come right now'.. i am ovulating as she wanted to be his baby-momma but it didn't work other than sex.. heh now Madonna has poor little (purchased) adopted David to lug around and pretend she got her black child by Rod., but none of the beat downs like when she was the woman of Sean Penn, I guess.

2312 days ago
21.

JaneaneTheAcerbicGoblin    

Surprised he's still alive.

2311 days ago
22.

FlBiker    

He is just misunderstood, I think he needs a hug.

2311 days ago
23.

patsy ramsey    

personal foul on number #24 dennis rodman of the detroit wife abusers.

2311 days ago
24.

MarianneD    

Isn't that Paula Barbieri - OJ's ex-girlfriend?

2311 days ago
25.

smokeybear    

HE IS A POS LOOSER!!!!

2311 days ago
26.

Arkangel Trujillo    

Please its always just a bruise right? lol Its either always just a bruise or some one trying to get 15 minutes of fame and a check from a lawsuit.

2311 days ago
27.

anon    

So gram an arm (guys what woman hasn't done that to you as you walk away digging nails in) and leave a bruise on the arm and he's a wife beater and she should have retaliated with all kinds of violence by the comments here yet the female posters but the female gladiator arrested for domestic abuse and it was all he's a wimp, good on her etc.

Typical female double standards.

It's not about the crime but the gender of the person doing it.

So when a woman grabs a mans arm and maybe leaves a mark the police will be called out and she will be arrested on a felony?

2311 days ago
28.

Ron    

Why doesn't Dennis Rodman just wear his dress all of the time, then, when, he wants to commit violence on a woman, he can hit himself? At least Oscar De La hoya doens't hit his girls, when, he wears their pantyhose, fishnet stockings, blouses, bra's, dresses and high heels! Dennis Rodman shouuld take lesssons from Goldie, AKA; Oscar, on how a woman should act. These gutless men, that hit women, they are usually latently gay, or, worse. Dennis is 6' 8" or something (in his high heels 7' +), that is just plain wrong. OH yeah, was he in drag again? Dennis was probably mad, as his girlfriend, wouldn't lend him her dress and high heels?

2311 days ago
29.

Melody    

#14 it was Cramen Electra not Pam Anderson...DUH

2311 days ago
30.

Panther    

Dennis Rodman aka Nutcase

2307 days ago
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