Former star basketball player dennis rodman (56) has been sentenced to three years’ probation for drunk driving.
In addition, the multiple champion of the US NBA league must undergo a nine-month rehabilitation program and pay a fine of 390 dollars (about 317 euros), as the "los angeles times" reported on monday, citing court documents. His lawyer paul S. Meyer buried that the court recognized rodman’s efforts to get away from addiction, reported, among others, the newspaper "USA today".
Rodman, who is considered flamboyant, had previously pleaded guilty to drunk driving in newport beach, california, in january. At the time, he had been stopped by officers and failed an alcohol test. A short time later, he was admitted to a detoxification clinic.
"Dennis has struggled with alcohol on and off over the past 15 years," a spokesman for the ex-athlete told the online portal "TMZ" at the time.Com".
Rodman played for the chicago bulls, los angeles lakers and dallas mavericks, among others, and was an NBA champion several times. 2000 retired from sports. In recent years, the U.S. Citizen has made headlines with his visits to north korea. 2013 he called dictator kim jong-un a "friend for life.