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Dennis Rodman in Alcoholic Tailspin

The NBA legend's entourage claims his struggle with alcoholism has left him unable to pay child support.

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By Fionna Agomuoh

03/29/12

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is currently racked with issues including divorce, owing child support and alcoholism. The colorful Chicago Bulls legend claims he's unable to pay an alleged $860,376 in child support for his two kids because he has no money. Representatives say that his heavy alcoholism makes it difficult for him to work. "In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic," says Peggy Williams, Rodman's finance manager. "His sickness impacts his ability to get work.” The outspoken Rodman shared his alcohol problem during the third season of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew. The 50-year-old's condition seems to have deteriorated since his wife, Michelle Rodman, filed for divorce earlier this month, following many tumultuous years of marriage. "This case, especially his wife filing for divorce, has put him on a binge that I have never seen before. He is extremely hurt and extremely sick,” says Rodman’s attorney Linnea Willis. She claims Michelle Rodman is putting together a “smear campaign” against Rodman, and that he already owes over $350,000 in back taxes. Rodman’s manager, Darren Prince, says of his client, "He's not hurting, compared to [other] retired athletes, with what he makes. But he's certainly not making what he made when he was playing with the Bulls."

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