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Dennis Rodman

I Can't Pay My Child Support Bill

... Because I'm BROKE

3/27/2012 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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2:18 PM PDT --
Rodman's rep tells TMZ ... the "sick" comment was a reference to the NBA legend's ongoing struggle with alcoholism.

The rep notes ... Dennis visited a doctor a few months ago and he's in "great physical shape."

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Dennis Rodman
can't afford to pay more than $800,000 in back child support ... because he's dead ass broke -- this according to new court documents.

Dennis' estranged wife Michelle Rodman filed new papers this month, claiming The Worm owes $808,935 in unpaid child support for his 9- and 10-year-old children -- and an additional $51,441 in unpaid spousal support.

But Dennis' attorney responded to the filing, insisting there's no way the Chicago Bulls legend can pay those bills -- because "Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees."

According to his lawyer, Dennis is also "extremely sick" and just isn't making the same bank he made back in his heyday. The lawyer does not specify the nature of Rodman's illness. 

According to Dennis' lawyer, the giant child support figure is based on an order Michelle obtained a while ago behind his back -- requiring Rodman to pay $50,000 a month in child support ... an order Dennis has been fighting since 2010.

Dennis' lawyer insists the monthly amount is "unjustified" because it isn't based on Dennis' actual income ... it's based on ludicrous estimates made by Michelle's attorney.

51-year-old Rodman is due in court today for a contempt hearing -- stemming from the child support bill -- and he could be sentenced to 20 days in jail for failure to make payments.

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RaineeDrops    

Deadbeat Dad!

He had no business having children if he is not going to be a responsible father to them and support them financially too.

Over 800,000 in back child support = a deadbeat dad

He was a drunk on Celebrity Apprentice, always having an excuse when he could not follow through or finish a project or was a no show, between the drinking, his anger, and now not paying his child support.

What did he do, sniff all his basketball earnings up his nose?

These basketball players get paid HUGE and blow it on fancy cars, motorcycles, houses, parties, trips, but won't pay their child support?

919 days ago
2.

terry j vey    

This makes me laugh!

919 days ago
3.

RaineeDrops    

but he will blow $$ on booze, drugs, strippers, prostitutes?

919 days ago
4.

rwilliams    

he has hep c

919 days ago
5.

Who Knew    

A fool and his money will always be slit.

919 days ago
6.

Who Knew    

Oops split not slit.

919 days ago
7.

foodle    

Why is it that all these high-profile former sports stars, actors, etc. are always rolling in money right up to the second that their child support payment is due, and then they are suddenly broke. If Rodman is really so broke, where are his attorney's fees getting paid from?

919 days ago
8.

Truth    

NOW I KNOW WHERE THE TERM BROKE ASS N*GGER COMES FROM. JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

919 days ago
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Jay W.     

One helluva Sh.t Hole to be in. Show your income and C.S. will be adjusted to that amount. As far as arrears... I think you may get screwed on that.

919 days ago
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doug reamer    

50,000 a month? get real... doesn't cost that much to raise a child. children ruin lives people

919 days ago
11.

baby    

there sure are alot of mexicans on this site, i can smell em

919 days ago
12.

your not all that    

ALWAYS KNEW YOU WERE NOTHING MORE THAN A BROKE ASS NIGGGGGGA. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSER.......... TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS!!!!!!!!!

919 days ago
13.

pete    

i have 3 kids. i also know that there is no way in hell, if my wife and i divorced/separated, they would need $50k a month in support. no freakin' way.

919 days ago
14.

stu    

This guy will NEVER get his act together. Get into gay porn to pay ur bills!

919 days ago
15.

itsnoise    

Too many wedding dresses ???

919 days ago
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