Dennis Rodman Charged With Battery For Allegedly Slapping Man Twice In The Face With An Open Hand
Dennis Rodman is facing legal action. According to reports, prosecutors in Florida have charged the former NBA star with a single count of misdemeanor battery.
A lawyer for Dennis Rodman appeared in a Delray Beach courtroom on Thursday and entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of the former basketball player.
The incident happened May 2019 [Click here for the backstory] at a Delray Beach bar. According to the police report, Rodman is accused of slapping a man twice in the face with an open hand. The victim says the following day, his face was swollen. He filed a police report two days after the incident.
The police officer who took the report says that no swelling or injuries were observed on the victim at the time of the report.
If convicted, Rodman could face up to a year in county jail, 12 months of probation and a $1,000 fine.
Rodman has had multiple run ins with the the law over the years, including an arrest for DUI in 2018 and a hit-and-run auto collision in 2016.
A state official say that most misdemeanor charges often result in a plea deal or diversion program.
Since retiring from the NBA, Rodman has also drawn scrutiny for his unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who is reportedly an avid basketball fan. He was also recently the subject of an ESPN documentary, “Rodman: For Better or Worse.”