“I’m not really sure how well off Rodman is at the moment, we seem to be getting varying information about his financial means at the moment. But having somebody pay $50,000 per month in child support fees is just outrageous.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
RoadFish.com men’s lifestyle and finance magazine today commented on the recent news of NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman facing the possibility of 20 days in jail over failure to pay more than $850,000 in child and spousal support.
An article by Lauren Williams of the Daily Pilot stated Rodman faces up to 20 days of jail time over his failure to pay $808,935 in child support and $51,441 in spousal support to his third wife, Michelle Rodman. The numbers were provided in court documents written by Jack Kayajanian, Michelle Rodman’s attorney. According to the Daily Pilot article, Linnea Willis, Dennis Rodman’s attorney, stated in court documents that Rodman is barely able to support himself month to month and further stated that all of Rodman’s attorneys to date have worked pro bono on his case. An official court document filed by Willis stated, “Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees.”
According to Sheila Marikar of ABC News, Dennis Rodman’s manager Darren Prince was quoted as telling ABC News that Rodman “has a well-documented drinking problem, and all the stress from the divorce and not seeing his kids isn’t helping. As people know, it’s a daily struggle. He has good days and bad ones, and good weeks and bad weeks.” Contrary to what Willis stated in Rodman’s court documents, Prince told ABC News, "He's not hurting, compared to retired athletes, with what he makes, but he's certainly not making what he made when he was paying with the Bulls.”
RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer is quoted as saying, “I hate seeing one of my all-time basketball heroes facing jail time. I was a huge Bulls fan back in their hay day, and I honestly believe that Dennis Rodman is one of the greatest NBA rebounders to have ever lived. But sad to say I’m not totally surprised that he’s facing financial hardships right now. He is definitely known for being a party boy, and it kind of seems like it’s all catching up to him. I wish him the best and really hope that this issue can be resolved without any jail time.”
The above-mentioned Daily Post article states that court documents filed on Rodman’s behalf also claim that he is “extremely sick,” that his “marketability is diminishing,” and that Rodman paid more in child support than he actually earned this year. Rodman’s attorney stated, “Michelle Rodman has already been paid $13,500 this year, even though Dennis Rodman has only made $8,000 this year. The only way he is even able to keep up with support obligations is to borrow money from his finance manager… and his agent.”
RoadFish.com expressed a hope that the child and spousal support payments can be reconciled without the need for jail time. RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer stated, “I’m not really sure how well off Rodman is at the moment, we seem to be getting varying information about his financial means at the moment. But having somebody pay $50,000 per month in child support fees is just outrageous. I sincerely hope that once Rodman gets past this hardship, he’ll get some help for his alcohol problems and turn his life around. It’s such a shame to see such talent go to waste.”
Rodman has played on NBA teams the Detroit Pistons, the San Antonio Spurs, the Chicago Bulls, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Mavericks. Among his many honors are NBA All-Defensive First Team honors, which he won seven times, and NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice. Rodman was the top rebounder in the NBA for seven consecutive years (from 1991-1998,) and he won five NBA championships in his basketball playing days. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
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