ABC News reports that Dennis Rodman is “broke” and does not have enough money to pay his mounting child support bills. The former Chicago Bulls player is also battling a drinking problem that has made him “sick,” says his lawyer:
Rodman's manager, Darren Prince, told ABCNews.com today that the former Chicago Bulls' rebound star 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."
While Rodman isn't in an inpatient treatment program, Prince said, "He does see a counselor from time to time."
The Los Angeles Times reported that Rodman's attorney Linnea Willis said Rodman "is broke and cannot afford any additional fees," in court papers filed today. She also said he is "extremely sick."
The filing came in response to allegations from the attorney for Rodman's third wife, Michelle Rodman, that as of March 1, Rodman owed $808,935 in back child support for the couple's 9- and 10-year-old children and $51,441 in back spousal support. He was previously ordered to pay his ex-wife $50,000 per month for child support.
Willis said in a statement that "even the wealthiest celebrities in the world" would not be ordered to pay $50,000 a month, and while Rodman hasn't been able to make payments of that amount, "it is absolutely untrue that Mr. Rodman failed to pay child or spousal support. Mr. Rodman has always provided support to his family to the best of his ability and will continue to do so."
Hopefully the eccentric former athlete can get himself together before his shortcomings truly begin to affect his children.
Read more at ABC News.