Today : Tuesday - Jul 29, 2014, 12:02am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

Sports News
 

`Broke` NBA star Dennis Rodman spotted throwing around money in Vegas

Monday - Apr 02, 2012, 06:47pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

London -  Dennis Rodman, whose lawyer claimed last month that the NBA legend was so broke he couldn’t make his child support payments, was spotted shopping at a pricey boutique in Las  Vegas and throwing handfuls of cash onto the floor.

According to TMZ, a video of the troubled former basketball player was taken sometime in March and shows a man they believe to be him inside a clothing store at the MGM Grand Hotel.

Witnesses report Rodman spent a “couple thousand” dollars on new on new clothes.

The flamboyant ex sportsman can be seen on the video dancing, waving his arms and flinging stacks of dollar bills into the air.

Attorney Linnea Willis said the 50-year-old suffers from alcoholism and is barely able to cover his living expenses, let alone pay the nearly $1million in child and spousal support Rodman is  said to owe.

Court documents obtained by The Los Angeles Times show as of March 1 Rodman owed 808,935 dollars in child support for his nine- and ten-year-old children.

The New Jersey native also owed 51,441 dollars in back spousal support, Jack Kayajanian, attorney for his ex-wife, Michelle Moyer, claims in the filings.

His ex, Michelle Rodman is identified in the documents as a Costa Mesa, California resident and she is also requesting attorneys’ fees.

But the former athlete's attorney says it's unreasonable to expect Rodman can afford the payments.

“Respondent Dennis Rodman is broke and cannot afford any additional fees’, Mr Willis writes in filings on his behalf, adding that he is “extremely sick”,” the Daily Mail quoted his attorney as

saying.

“...And in all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic.

“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.” Willis wrote.

Willis goes on to claim Rodman has made just 8,000 dollars this year, a staggering difference from the 570,000 dollars in earnings he claimed at the time his wife filed for divorce.

The former couple married in 2003 on Rodman's 42nd birthday, settling in ritzy Newport beach, California.

Rodman is expected to appear at a court hearing on Tuesday in Orange, California to settle the matter.

He faces up to 20 days in jail for failure to pay spousal and child support.

 





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard tells of battle with cutting and bulimia (2nd Apr, 2012)
Umpire restrains Ryder after on field row (2nd Apr, 2012)
Winning premier league duel against City would be precious: Rooney (2nd Apr, 2012)
Man City players angry with Mancini over Balotelli's inclusion (2nd Apr, 2012)
Kris Humphries sets date with teen cancer sufferer fan (2nd Apr, 2012)
Una Healy calls baby choke panic `worst moment` of her life (2nd Apr, 2012)
Gavin Henson apologises for booze-fuelled fracas on flight that led to suspension (2nd Apr, 2012)
Sialkot Stallions win Pakistan's premier T20 (2nd Apr, 2012)
Poor quality rivets sank Titanic (2nd Apr, 2012)
Pakistani daily rues country's Olympic woes (2nd Apr, 2012)
Olympic qualification: Last shot for Vijender Singh (2nd Apr, 2012)
Juninho leads Vasco da Gama to victory (1st Apr, 2012)
AC Milan held by Catania in Italian Serie A (1st Apr, 2012)
Smith credits daughter for resurgence (1st Apr, 2012)
Paes pockets 50th doubles title with Miami win (1st Apr, 2012)
Sreesanth and his band ready to rock at Royals' IPL opener (1st Apr, 2012)
Sammy warns Windies will be just as dangerous in Tests (1st Apr, 2012)
Manchester City draw in Premier League (1st Apr, 2012)
Tamara Ecclestone to auction her designer dresses for charity (1st Apr, 2012)
Tamara and Petra Ecclestone spend quality time with dad Bernie (1st Apr, 2012)
Tiger Woods has gone soft due to sordid sex scandals, says ex coach (1st Apr, 2012)
Khloe Kardashian says she cooks naked for hubby Lamar Odom (1st Apr, 2012)
James Bond clip to open London 2012 games ceremony (1st Apr, 2012)
Gilberto undergoes surgery on nose (1st Apr, 2012)
Bayern Munich reduces Dortmund's lead (1st Apr, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use