Dennis Rodman has been tied up in a nasty court case for months now over his alleged failure to make child support payments. He apparently owes over $800,000 in missed payments. After the case got off to a rocky start due to a couple failed appearances by Rodman, a presiding judge has handed out 104 hours of community service to Rodman on four of the counts of failure to pay child support. Here is what the judge said to Rodman when handing down the sentence:
“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,” Michaelson told the retired basketball player.
The court hearing remained under way at late morning on other issues in the case. Rodman was present.
Mary Ann Noiroux, an attorney for Rodman’s ex-wife Michelle, said in an earlier interview that Rodman could also be ordered to pay more than $800,000 in back child support.
Noiroux said Rodman also faces additional contempt charges for other missed payments, and another conviction could land him in jail. [via]
So far so good for Rodman, who has yet landed in jail because of the case, and has yet to be ordered by the court to pay the $800,000 in missed payments his ex-wife Michelle is claiming she is still owed. But Rodman is not out of the woods just yet as he is still facing more charges for missed payments and contempt of court on previous spousal agreements.