So it’s happening a few years later than we all thought.
The colorful, approachable personality, and former basketball great, is facing jail time for failure to pay child and spousal support.
This is the way it works boys and girls. When you have children, you have to offer them financial support, regardless of whether you’re capable or incapable of offering emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support that they desperately need.
Dennis Rodman is in trouble with the law, because he is over $860,000 behind in child and spousal support. The problem? Dennis is broke. He was told in an Orange County Court on Tuesday that he has until May 29th to collect the funds owed to his former spouse, or he could face a whopping 20 days in jail. According to Rodman’s attorney, it’s more likely that Dennis would receive a penalty involving a lot of community service than actual jail time.
Not to get too soap boxey on your Wednesday afternoon/early evening, but herein we have yet another example of a poorly chosen surrender. Fact is, Manolithers, we all surrender to something in some way…probably on a daily basis. And this is repeated behavior throughout our lives. We can surrender to pride, and hack a hard haul–that tough row to hoe–or surrender to a path of slightly lesser resistance that often involves swallowing some pride and self-desire, where we may–in terms of society–keep our noses figuratively clean.
Dennis has never had a problem surrendering to things like drugs and alcohol–which, according to his attorney, is the sole reason that Rodman struggles to find gainful employment–but he has always had a problem surrendering to the rules that the rest of us do our best to play by. Rodman’s lifestyle may seem a little less square, and a little more outside of the box, but really, it’s far more costly in the long run.