Dennis Rodman Sentenced For Failing to Pay Child Support

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Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced in family court on Tuesday to 104 hours of community service on four counts of contempt for failing to pay child support, The Associated Press reports.

Rodman, 51, was also placed on three years of informal probation. His sentence also requires that Rodman pay current child and spousal support obligations.

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"My suggestion is to use your talents as a motivator, as a fine, fine athlete and as a fine person to assist others in need," Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson told him in court, according to the AP. Rodman was first found guilty last year for the child support, owed in 2009 and 2010.

"It's all about the kids," Rodman said after the hearing. "It does suck the fact that it had to come to this." Although tax records show that Rodman earned about $150,000 in 2010, his financial manager has said that he owes a significant amount in back taxes, according to the AP.

Rodman won three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and also played for the Detroit Pistons, the Los Angeles Lakers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. Off the court, he became known for his party-boy antics, his colorful hair. He dated Madonna and briefly married Carmen Electra before he wed his third wife Michelle in 2003. They had two children together, and she filed for divorce in 2004.


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