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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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121.

John Dee    

800K in child support? What the hell? Do the kids need toys made of solid gold? Must they be fed with beluga caviar only?

I'm sorry but for the hundreds of thousands he has already forked over, Rodman is no "deadbeat" dad.
The $50K in one monthly payment should be enough to take care of multiple children for 18 years.
I have no idea why the judge wants more out of him, unless there is some sort of personal vendetta.

848 days ago
122.

early    

I love these stories,, like no one saw this coming,,lmfao!! HE was a digusting loser in the 90's,, the diff know,, he's a dead ass broke disgusting loser!! And for those $$$ grubbing whores that bore his slime,,,what did you expect,,again,,lmfao!!!

848 days ago
123.

Tesla_Consulting    

In Celebrity Rehab, Dennis Rodman said that alcohol won't kill him. But it can make you broke.

848 days ago
124.

Me    

50,000 dollars a month? That's absurd.

"Has the father provided adequate money in relation to employment, or lack thereof, in terms of food, clothing, time spent and educational costs."

That should be the test for a "dead beat" Father. The divorce industry, it just that an industry.

But 25,000 a month for each child (50,000 in total) plus and additional 17,000 a month in spousal support?! Who makes these stupid laws?

77,000.00 U.S dollars a MONTH!? A lot of people have or 3 children and don't even make 77K a year.

848 days ago
125.

edwena1    

First of all she's a damn good woman to put up with that crap for this long. No way would he have racked up back support of $800000 and back spousal support of $50000. His dyed blond (is it still that color) hair, earring, nose ring, bracelet wearing self would have been in court a long, long, long time ago.

848 days ago
126.

Pete Ross    

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848 days ago
127.

Andrea Neumann    

It works for any father that wants to avoid child support payments. Just have your $500+ an hour attorney claim you are broke and the court believes it. The woman has the burden to proof income, unfortunatley. I know this so well, as my ex claims the same and gets away with it. Time to change the system !!! Any women out there that want to start a lobby against those dead beat dads???

848 days ago
128.

BamaGirlRisa    

But he can pay his lawyers to say he is broke!!

848 days ago
129.

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696 days ago
130.

AF4CR    

Rodman and EVERY MAN Out there needs to LEARN about the recent US Supreme court Ruling (June 2011) Rogers

www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/10-10.pdf

It's time to deal with CORRUPT courts

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