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Dennis Rodman Broke: Child Support Payments, Alcohol Problems Face NBA Hall Of Famer

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Dennis Rodman, one of the NBA's all-time best rebounders, joined a prestigious group of basketball players last year when he was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame. Months after his emotional induction speech, Rodman has apparently joined a new group, rich athletes who have gone broke.

According to court documents that Dennis' ex-wife Michelle Rodman filed earlier this month, the five-time NBA champion owes $808,935 in child support for his 9- and 10-year-old children, along with $51,441 in back spousal support. Rodman's representatives called it an "unjustified" amount.

Rodman's attorney, Linnea Willis, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that his client is "broke and cannot afford any additional fees." His financial advisor, Peggy Williams, said that not only is Rodman broke but he also has a drinking problem.

Darren Price, Rodman's manager, confirmed the Hall of Famer's "well-documented drinking problem" to ABC News and said "all the stress from the divorce and not seeing his kids isn't helping."

According to various reports, Rodman could face up to 20 days in jail for failure to pay spousal and child support.

Rodman isn't the only athlete to make headlines recently over financial problems pertaining to child support payments. Terrell Owens was accused of refusing to pay child support last summer and asked a judge to lower his payments back in October.

Here's a list of other well-known athletes who have struggled financially.

Financially Troubled Athletes
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