Dennis Rodman has suffered an alarming fall from grace, it's been revealed, with the former basketball player apparently having a "drinking problem" and financial issues. The revelations came out in response to allegations made by his third wife Michelle Rodman that he owed her $808,935 in child support for the couple's nine and 10 year-old children and $51,441 in back spousal support.
Rodman's manager Darren Prince told ABC that the former sports star had a "well-documented drinking problem, and all the stress from the divorce and not seeing his kids isn't helping. As people know, it's a daily struggle. He has good days and bad ones and good weeks and bad weeks." This comes on top of a claim made by his attorney Linnea Willis, reported by the Los Angeles Times that "even the wealthiest celebrities in the world" would not be ordered to pay $50,000 a month, and though Rodman hasn't been able to make payments of that amount, "it is absolutely untrue that Mr. Rodman failed to pay child or spousal support. Mr. Rodman has always provided support to his family to the best of his ability and will continue to do so."
At his peak, Rodman was one of the finest small forwards to grace the Nba, playing as part of the famous Chicago Bulls team that featured Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen among others; he is in the American Basketball Player's Hall of Fame.