By Moody Adams He was a great champ on the basketball court, but a gross failure in life. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who won five NBA championships with the Pistons and Michael Jordan's Bulls and led the NBA in rebounding seven straight seasons, is "broke," "extremely sick" and facing jail time, reports Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY.
He owes $808,935 in back child support and $350,000 in back taxes, this could put him in jail very soon.
Dennis Rodman's attorney, Linnea Willis, said in court "Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees," according to court documents filed on his behalf. He is "extremely sick" and his marketability is diminishing.”
Rodman's financial advisor Peggy Williams said in court documents that Rodman is battling alcoholism. She says, "This case, especially his wife filling for divorce, has put him on a binge that I have never seen before. He is extremely hurt and extremely sick. He is often unable to obtain work because of this sickness. And his sickness is getting increasingly worse.
Sadly there are thousands of children who look up to basketball stars as roll models.