Dennis Rodman got booked for driving under the influence.
Dennis Rodman, the former NBA power forward who played for the likes of the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls, is in the news again this morning, but for all the wrong reasons.
According to TMZ, Rodman was busted for DUI in Newport Beach, California around 11 pm on Saturday night (January 13th). Cops had initially pulled him over for a traffic violation and, upon administering a sobriety test, deemed that the ball player was over the legal limit when it comes to alcohol consumption.
After flunking the field test, Rodman supposedly didn't make a scene and cooperated with the officers who were on the scene. He was handcuffed, put into the back of a squad car, and locked up for the night. The report states that, around seven hours later, Rodman was released after police thought him capable of caring for himself and in control of his faculties. There's no word on whether there will be any additional fines sent Rodman's way.
The rebounding impresario, who was among the first NBA players to command mammoth contracts despite not be known as big-time scorers, had previously been booked for the same offense back in 1999. Historically, Rodman has been a tabloid fixture throughout his life, often using public appearances as a way of inserting his name back into the pop culture discussion. In recent years, he's become a confidante of sorts to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and was at one time rumored to be on the United States' radar as a candidate for the position of ambassador to that country.
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