LOS ANGELES – Dennis Rodman made his mark by being as outrageous as humanly (or perhaps inhumanly accordingto Men In Black) possible, but he is turning the tables on California. According to a tax lien filed in May of last year, Rodman owes the state of California $42,497.
Rodman and his manager are calling this outrageous.
Peggy King, Rodman’s business manager, says there has to be a misunderstanding somewhere in all this. According to King the state of California sent Rodman a “$42,000 or $43,000″ tax refund. “If you owed the money, you’d never get a check from them … it’s got to be incorrect,” said King.
This isn’t the first time the tattooed rebounder has had tax problems. In both 2006 and 2007 Rodman had a lien filed against him by the IRS for $283,087 and $165,818 respectively.
This tax issue comes at a busy time for the now 49 year old NBA Champion. Rodman is set to have his number 10 jersey retired by the Detroit Pistons in April and is waiting to hear this week if he will be a finalist for the upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame ballot.
If Rodman doesn’t make the cut, perhaps he can cushion his chances and his pocket book with another comeback.