Dennis Rodman Ordered to Pay $500,000 in Child Support or Face Jail Time
Despite his feeble attempt to not pay child support, former NBA baller and deadbeat dad Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, Michelle Rodman. He was sentenced to informal probation -- which means, he will be jailed if he doesn’t pay the child support. According to Michelle, Dennis -- who suffered a heroin overdose earlier this year in a stranger's car -- owed about $850,000 in back support for their two kids, but the two sides met outside court and agreed to $500,000. Dennis and Michelle must still work out custody and visitation for their two children: a son and a daughter, who are 9 and 10 years old. A trial is set for Jan. 24 on those issues, but the two hope to work out an agreement before the court date. This isn’t the first time Dennis has been found in contempt. Last May, he was ordered to perform 104 hours of community service after being found guilty of four counts of contempt for failure to pay child support for 2009 and 2010. He is completing that work in Florida, where he lives. He will appear on "The Celebrity Apprentice All Stars," which airs next year. The legal battle between Dennis and his former spouse began in 2004, when Michelle filed for divorce.