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March 12, 2018, 11:01 pm

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman sentenced to three years probation after DUI arrest

Five-time NBA champion also must absolute a nine-month alcoholic beverage instruction programme and pay fine.

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman sentenced to three years probation after DUI arrest
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Dennis Rodman pleaded at fault Monday to two misdemeanour complaints stemming from a January arrest and was sentenced to 3 years of casual probation, reported to online tribunal records.

Rodman, who was in remission in Newport Beach, Calif., for impulsive nether the influence, also must absolute a nine-month alcoholic beverage instruction programme and pay a $390 fine, reported to the records.

"The tribunal made the correct call," Rodman's attorney, Paul S. Meyer, said in a message to USA TODAY Sports and different media outlets. "In issue the sentence, the tribunal recognized Dennis’ intense inpatient restoration and his committedness to treatment. Dennis has recognized duty for his soberness and has made great progress."

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Rodman previously had been in remission for DUI in 1999 and 2003. He was also sentenced to 3 years probation in 2017 aft impulsive the wrong way on a freeway and giving false information to a police officer.

The 56-year-old former NBA player, who won five titles in his career, was in remission Jan. 13 and agreed to a breathalyzer test, which revealed a blood-alcoholic beverage content above the legal limit. Rodman's agent, Darren Prince, subsequently confirmed to USA TODAY Sports that Rodman has been struggling with alcoholic beverageism. Rodman checked into a restoration facility in New Jersey four days later.

More recently, Rodman has been in the news due to his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who offered to meet with president Donald Trump. Rodman praised the two leaders for agreeing to speak, and his agent told USA TODAY Sports that the ex-NBA star would "love to" accompany Trump to North Korea, if he is asked to do so.

Contact Tom Schad at tschad@usatoday.com or on Twitter @Tom_Schad.

 

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