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Rodman faces jail time in child support case, ex-wife's lawyer says

March 26, 2012 |  8:49 pm

 Former NBA star Dennis Rodman faces up to 20 days in jail for failure to pay spousal and child support, according to an attorney for his ex-wife.

The Hall of Fame player is scheduled to appear at a contempt of court hearing Tuesday in Orange.

As of March 1, Rodman, 51, owed $808,935 in back child support for the 9- and 10-year-old children that he had with his third wife, Michelle Rodman, said her attorney, Jack Kayajanian, in court documents.

Rodman also owed $51,441 through March 1 in back spousal support, Kayajanian alleged in court documents.

Michelle Rodman, identified in court papers as a Costa Mesa resident, is also requesting attorneys' fees, according to the Daily Pilot.

Rodman, who played on championship Chicago Bulls teams with Michael Jordan before coming to the Lakers, often led the NBA in rebounds. He has a long history with Newport Beach, whose police were called to his Seashore Drive home in West Newport 80 times during the eight years he lived there.

At the time his third wife filed for divorce, he listed his monthly expenses as more than $30,000, according to a 2004 article in the Los Angeles Times. Michelle Rodman listed her monthly expenses as $17,000.

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--Lauren Williams, Times Community News

Twitter: @lawilliams30

Photo: Former NBA star and Newport Beach resident Dennis Rodman. Credit: Kent Treptow / Times Community News

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