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Dennis Rodman wiggles off the hook - granted two more months to pay over $800k

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Dennis Rodman, known for his outrageous lifestyle and wardrobe brought a Chicago Bulls cap with him to court today in the City of Orange.

The NBA Hall of Fame forward was in the Orange County courthouse Tuesday to learn his fate after he failed to pay upwards to $800,000 in spousal and child support to his ex-wife.

It appears that the cap brought him good luck as "The Worm" wiggled out of what could have been a sentence of 20 days behind bars for being in contempt of court. Instead, the former Piston, Spur, Laker and Bull was simply ordered to return to court at the end of May.

Perhaps during that time Rodman can work on cleaning up his finaces and his reportedly failing health.

According to his lawyers (who are working pro-bono), the All-Star is broke, ill, and unemployable due to a drinking problem.

His finance manager Peggy Williams told the Daily Pilot that the author of several books including "I Should Be Dead By Now" can not afford to pay his ex-wife, in part because of his behavior which was spurred by their divorce.

"… In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic," Williams told the Pilot. "His sickness impacts his ability to get work. This case, especially his wife filling 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."

Williams continued, "Dennis cannot afford his own monthly expenses. If the court awards attorney fees, it is setting Dennis up to be in contempt because you cannot get blood from a turnip."

But Rodman might be able to get a steak out of it. According to the LA Times, Rodman in court today claimed that he and his ex-wife "get along and that he’d dined with her and his children at an Outback Steakhouse on Monday evening". 

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