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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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106.

tellmeaboutit     

Rodman has always been a douche bag. Now that he makes a living by being a drunk and making an ass of himself, he pleads boo hoo, he's broke. Well, start by seizing what he has, like his party house, etc. He sure had/has the money to party and if he doesn't, send him to jail. It's disgusting that this ahole obviously didn't even attempt to pay his child support. Golly, I thought that swell rehab he did with Dr (celeb f*cker) Drew would surely straighten him out. LOL

910 days ago
107.

Yak    

What a complete and utter loser. Had the world by the tail and peed it all away because of his mental health issues, his attitude and his addictions.

Had he had 2 brain cells to rub together or some management to guide him through life properly, he could have been treated properly and had an even longer career, investing his money wisely, plus still have his pension. Now it's all gone and he's a washed up 50 yr old who will probably end up homeless and dead before his time.

Very, very sad. But hey, he looks cool with all his stupid tats, colored hair and piercings. Moron.

910 days ago
108.

gia    

I knew Dennis when he did NOT drink, back when he won his first championship with the Pistons. He did NOT even have a drop of alcohol then nor let his best friend@the time, Bryan, indulge either.
He was such a great guy back then. He did so much(on his own time and on his own dime) for the coummunity,we were so impressed. He had a new baby girl, and seemed well adjusted.
Fame got to his head and what a shame.
He was such a caring person at one time.
Sad, just really sad.

910 days ago
109.

Mel Zipskin    

He looks as though he has HIV and it is said that he shoots up (needles).

910 days ago
110.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I liked Rodman and I was a season tix holder at the Chicago Stadium and watched every single Bulls run and sadly he's just another broke black "Affflete".. This guy made enough money for 10 lifetimes and now he's a broke azzzed *****. I mean how can a millionaire even ever go broke if just a million is properly invested? Ghetto partying with a leech filled entourage who won't whizz on him if he was on fire nowadays... Sad. Loser. He'll scheme up some way for someone to make some dough off him for some crack hits.. :(

910 days ago
111.

Floridagirl    

He could sell some of the jewelry he has sticking through his nose and lip. I am sure it's worth a lot since the price of gold is high.

910 days ago
112.

Sucks to be rich    

Big time pimping from the judiciary strikes again. Paying these "women" these large sums of money for sleeping with ball players only multiplies the a culture of irresponsiblity and passes it on to these kids from the two (2) irresponsible parents. That said... Dennis pay your damn Child support.

910 days ago
113.

gissy1998    

Yuck!!!!!! This guy bred somebody twice over?She prolly didn't see his lip.Nasty sucka likes men, women,horses and anything he can hump and it's all telling on him now das all.Something had to get him off his high,****y horse alright!

910 days ago
114.

Marybenton    

If you giveing something its better
nothing be happy.

910 days ago
115.

gissy1998    

He looks like a hot mess. Prolly got Hepatitis from all dem tattoo needles or got worse if yuh ask me.But it took sumthin' to get him off his high, ****y horse didn't it? I wouldn't worry bout collecting child support at this point cause he be lookin' kinda close to death. Let him squander the rest of it on hoes, booze and tattoos so he can exit faster and save my eyes once and for
all!!!

910 days ago
116.

JO    

I TAUGHT HE WAS GAY

910 days ago
117.

kim    

is he on drugs because he looks sick or like somethings is wrong with him.

910 days ago
118.

Tommie    

I see why soo many people are afraid of marriage now . First , it don't take 50,000 dollars a month to support two kids , hell , most fmilies don't even bring that into a household now with both parents working !! I understand that at one time he had money , but even at that small 5 mil he was worth doesn't constitute 50,000 a month plus alimony . Laws need to be changed ....

909 days ago
119.

anony    

I feel bad for him. He's an alcoholic with hep-c (probably). Dr. Drew was right. Refuses to help himself.

909 days ago
120.

fredrva    

Just another money grubbing ex-wife. $50,000 a month for child support? Bitch please...I support my kids and wife on $30,000 a year.

909 days ago
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