Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, 51, has been sentenced in his child support case, as the judge ordered him to complete 104 hours of community service and serve three years of probation on the condition he keep up with his child support payments, reports the AP.
Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson said to Rodman at the hearing, “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.”
There are additional charges Rodman will still face, as his ex-wife Michelle Rodman claims he owns back child support in the sum of over $800,000 for the couple’s two children, DJ, 11, and Trinity, 10. Rodman also has a 20-year-old daughter, Alexis, from his first marriage. The entire family is pictured above in 2006 (from left: Alexis, DJ, Michelle, Trinity and Dennis).
Rodman’s lawyer Linnea Willis says the $800,000 total is from a time when Rodman was expected to pay $50,000 a month in child support. The amount has since been reduced to $4500 a month, which Rodman is current on.
The outstanding child support will be addressed at another hearing, scheduled for June 22.