Dennis Rodman on Tuesday told the courts that he can’t pay ex-wife Michelle Rodman the $808,935 that he owes her in unpaid child support because he’s flat busted broke.
In court documents the former NBA stars lawyer also says he is unable to pay his ex-wife $51,441 in unpaid spousal support. Rodman and Michelle have two children together who are now 9 and 10-years-old.
According to Rodman’s lawyer:
“Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees.”
Rodman’s lawyer also claims that the former Chicago Bull is “extremely sick” although he did not explain what that sickness might be.
Rodman has been fighting the $50,000 a month in child support since 2010, arguing that his earned income is nowhere near what it was when he was an NBA player earning a regular salary plus endorsements.
Dennis Rodman’s lawyer suggests that the amount out is “unjustified” because it isn’t based off any type of actual income but rather a ridiculous amount of money that Michelle’s attorney has claims Dennis Rodman earns annually.
In the meantime Dennis Rodman, 51, was required to appear in court on Tuesday to face contempt charges following his inability to pay his child support bill.
If sentenced Dennis Rodman could face up to 20 days in jail for failure to make child support payments.
Should nothing else come from this case it’s that former athletes simple don’t have the cash to make the type of payments they did while under multi-million contracts, once their careers are done they typically stop earning money or pick up far less money as commentators and consultants.