Thursday, May 01, 2008

Dennis Rodman Busted For Domestic Battery

TMZ is reporting that Dennis Rodman was arrested in LA last night after getting into a drunken altercation with his girlfriend in a Century City hotel ... which resulted in bruising on the girlfriend and a night in jail for The Worm:

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arrested last night on suspicion of felony domestic battery. Law enforcement tells us they charge suspects with a felony if there is evidence of injury, such as bruising or blood ... Hotel security got involved and called LAPD, who responded and made the arrest. We're told Dennis plans to enter a rehab facility upon returning to Florida because -- according to Rodman's manager -- "his drinking has been escalating in the last six weeks due to a nasty divorce and not seeing his children in over two months" ... Rodman was released on $50,000 bail today at 4:16 AM.

In response to this TMZ report, a rep for Rodman released this statement:

"Last night Dennis and his girlfriend had too much to drink. When they returned to their hotel they started arguing and a minor altercation broke out where Dennis grabbed her by the arm and left a bruise."

Something tells me that this proposed stint in rehab was concocted to keep The Worm out of a jail cell for any significant amount of time. I can only hope that Dennis takes his stint seriously and gets the help that it sounds like he desperately needs. [Source]