Dennis Rodman’s attorney, Linnea Willis, said in court documents that the former Laker is barely capable of paying for his living expenses, let alone the $5,000 he owes for one child from another marriage.
He is “extremely sick” and his marketability is diminishing with age and illness, according to court documents.
“In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic,” said Peggy Williams, his financial advisor. “His sickness impacts his ability to get work. 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. He is often unable to obtain work because of this sickness. And his sickness is getting increasingly worse.”
Rodman hinted at his personal demons during his Hall of Fame induction last year and earlier this year, a Slate profile of Rodman’s father shed more light on just how crazy Rodman’s upbringing must have been. Rodman’s money-making opportunities of late have pretty much been limited to barn-storming tours of foreign countries or weird strip club promotions. It was good to see Rodman get recognized for his immense and unique basketball talents, but his addictions are clearly to the point where he’s running out of opportunities to find any kind of peace in his life.