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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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61.

KicksandGiggles    

Forget the $$ issue. I am going into a buddha meditational prayer right now and beg the Cosmics neither kid looks like him. I never knew there was a biological female woman that was desperate to bump HORRIFIC UGLIES with him. Wow. Hope for all.

754 days ago
62.

charles    

another full of **** (what ever he is)snipes tryed the same thing hes went to jail.they hide their money in other countries and cry poverty.put his ass in jail

754 days ago
63.

nyc44th    

this guy is one self centered selfish bastard. All the money he blew on himself TRYING to be center of attention

754 days ago
64.

Ernest De Brew    

He has to do what he has to do, even if it means flipping burgers or mopping floors.

754 days ago
65.

JP    

Another sports legend loses it all. LOL! It never gets old.

754 days ago
66.

james brooks    

It is a shame how a person can run through so much money and end up brook..

754 days ago
67.

ben    

I just saw him in court. Also took a pic of him

754 days ago
68.

sandra witcher    

GOOD FOR THE GOLD DIGGING BITCH. BET YOUR NOT RIDING HIGH NOW. LOL

754 days ago
69.

Areader    

Dennis Rodman earned $26,965,000.00 in his NBA career alone, this is sad that he's claiming he's broke!

754 days ago
70.

Steinberg    

Dennis Rodman looks like some sort of a caricature on a billing of a old time Minstrel Show. What a stereotypical looking mother ****er.

754 days ago
71.

Tony the Giant    

Women is a btch. If they can't go after your bank, and make you pay child support, by not having any kids. Then they falsify rape on you, and get you locked-up. If they can't do that. And they get mad at you for some reason or another. Then they call the Police and tell them where your stash is at. (As a get-back)
I'm like the Odd Couple. A woman don't mean nothing to me. I can live it alone. But you know what? That's the best way to be. I'm a no sexual. And damn sure, ain't gonna be gay.

754 days ago
72.

manbearpig    

another ex athlete who is broke as hell?
that's a shocker!
i saw an article that stated over 50% of all ex pro athletes are broke in 5 years. the dip****s have no idea that the big paychecks won't always be coming in like they are when they are playing ball.
all of these problems he has are completely his own fault.

754 days ago
73.

tiffany    

Yes Dead Beat.. The man has money.. I know Michelle she lives in a 2 bedroom apt with Their two children.. Seriously he is full of ****.. His children should atleast live in a house! Michelle is a wonderful mother and he needs to pay up!

754 days ago
74.

buzz kill    

Probably has AIDS.

754 days ago
75.

BigMike42    

50k per month is ridiculous, even if he had 50 million in the bank at the time. The fact is he will never earn the same money he was earning in the NBA so why would he have to pay this ridiculous amount. Unfortunately the children have to suffer because the mother is used to this "lifestyle" even though she didnt do anything to earn it. Maybe she should contribute her share, so that means it takes 100k per month to raise her kids! Give me a break!

754 days ago
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