ORANGE (CBS) — Former NBA badboy Dennis Rodman says he’s sick and broke and unable to pay back child support and spousal support payments, according to court documents.
Rodman, 51, has been ordered to appear in an Orange courtroom Tuesday for a contempt hearing and faces up to 20 days in jail for failing to make payments, according to an attorney for his ex-wife.
The former Chicago Bulls star, who played alongside Michael Jordan, owes $808,935 in back child support for the 9- and 10-year-old children he shares with his third wife, Michelle Rodman, according to court documents filed by her attorney, Jack Kayajanian, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Rodman also owes her $51,441 in back spousal support and Michelle Rodman is also seeking attorney’s fees, the Times and the Daily Pilot reported.
Linnea Willis, Rodman’s attorney, says in court documents that he is barely able to pay for his own living expenses, much less the $5,000 he has for one child from another relationship and the $4,500 monthly payment for spousal and child support for Michelle Rodman.
Court documents say Rodman is “extremely sick” and his marketability is diminishing with age and illness.
“Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees,” according to court documents.