Dennis Rodman sentenced to community service, probation
LOS ANGELES — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, known as much for his off-court antics as his court skills, was sentenced to 104 hours of community service and three years probation Tuesday for failing to pay child support.
Rodman, 51, was found guilty on four counts of contempt last year for failing to keep up to date with payments.
Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson advised Rodman to put his skills to useful purposes in serving his 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 said.
Rodman was put on three years of probation on condition that he stays current with spousal and child support payments.
While Rodman noted he was not earning as much money as he did in his NBA heyday, he said he still played in Asia and Europe and is “making enough to keep everyone satisfied.”
Rodman won three NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and two with the Detroit Pistons and also played for San Antonio, Dallas and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year.
Now living in Florida, Rodman was briefly married to the model and actress Carmen Electra and had Madonna. He plans to do his community service near his Florida home.