Incidents involving Dennis Rodman during his NBA career


Thursday, February 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Oct. 9, 1992 -- Misses opening of Detroit Pistons' training camp, saying his pending divorce and the departure of coach Chuck Daly has sapped his desire to play basketball. Rodman misses all of camp.

Nov. 20, 1992 -- Suspended by Pistons for three games for refusing to go on a road trip.

Feb. 11, 1993 -- Police are notified after Rodman leaves a friend's house with a gun. He is later found asleep in his truck at The Palace at Auburn Hills, where he was shooting baskets.

March 11, 1993 -- Suspended one game by the Pistons for skipping practice.

March 14, 1993 -- Fined $500 for leaving the bench during a fight in a game with the Chicago Bulls.

Oct. 1, 1993 -- Traded to San Antonio Spurs, along with Isaiah Morris, for Sean Elliott and David Wood.

Dec. 20, 1993 -- Suspended one game and fined $7,500 for head-butting Chicago's Stacey King and failing to leave the court in a timely fashion after being ejected.

Jan. 4, 1994 -- Fined $10,000 for failing to leave the court and verbally abusing referees in game against the Lakers.

March 4, 1994 -- Suspended one game and fined $5,000 for head-butting Utah's John Stockton and making derogatory comments about referees after a game.

May 2, 1994 -- Fined $10,000 and suspended for Game 3 of the Spurs' first-round playoff series with Utah after being called for a flagrant foul and receiving two technicals, his sixth ejection of the season.

Oct. 20, 1994 -- Fined $15,000 by Spurs for arriving late to an exhibition game in which he was not expected to play.

Nov. 2, 1994 -- Suspended indefinitely by Spurs for throwing a bag of ice toward coach Bob Hill and an official after receiving his second technical in an exhibition game.

Nov. 12, 1994 -- Begins 14-game paid leave of absence from Spurs.

March 19, 1995 -- Separates shoulder in a motorcycle accident, an injury that would cause him to miss 14 games late in the season.

May 1, 1995 -- Fined $7,500 and assessed one flagrant foul point for throwing Denver's Dikembe Mutombo to the floor in a game.

May 14, 1995 -- Benched during Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals for arguing with coach Hill and refusing to join team huddles.

Oct. 2, 1995 -- Traded to Chicago Bulls for Will Perdue.

Jan. 12, 1996 -- Fined $5,000 for verbally abusing referees and failing to leave the court in a timely fashion after being ejected
in a game with Seattle.

March 18, 1996 -- Suspended for six games and fined $20,000 for head-butting a referee following his ejection from a game against New Jersey.

June 16, 1996 -- Won third NBA championship and first as a member of the Chicago Bulls after defeating Seattle in six games.

July 10, 1996 -- Signed a 20-show deal with MTV to star in a weekly series, "The Rodman World Tour."

August, 1996 -- His autobiography, "Bad As I Wanna Be," becomes a best-seller.

Aug. 5, 1996 -- Agreed on a one-year, $9 million deal to return to the Bulls.

Aug. 20, 1996 -- Accused, in a $750,000 federal lawsuit, by a Delta Center usher of pinching her buttocks in a May 5, 1994 game against Utah.

Aug. 21, 1996 -- After announcing he was getting married, appeared at a book signing in New York as a bride, wearing a blond wig, white wedding dress and multi-colored tattoos. There was no groom.

Dec. 1, 1996 -- Ranked No. 9 on Forbes magazine's athlete's money list, after making $12.9 million in 1996.

Dec. 10, 1996 -- Suspended by Bulls for two games after using profanity in a live television interview following his ejection from a game against Toronto.

Jan. 14, 1997 -- Headed Mr. Blackwell's 37th Annual Worst-Dressed Women List, a roll call of fashion misfits.

Jan. 17, 1997 -- Suspended by NBA indefinitely, but for at least 11 games, and fined $25,000 for kicking a courtside television photographer during a game at Minnesota.

Feb. 4, 1997 -- NBA reinstates Rodman, whose suspension lasts 11games and costs him more than $1 million.

March 4, 1997 -- Suspended by NBA for one game without pay and fined $7,500 for deliberately striking Milwaukee forward Joe Wolfin the groin in a game on March 3.

June 12, 1997 -- Fined $50,000 for his offensive statements concerning the Mormon population in Salt Lake City.

Oct. 23, 1997 -- Signed one-year contract after sitting out exhibition season.

Jan. 23, 1998 -- Sent home from New Jersey after missing a shoot around following a late night out.

Feb. 15-16, 1998 -- Fined and lost starting role for two games after skipping two practices.

May 15, 1998 -- Fined for showing up late to practice and skipping drills after late-night celebration for his 37th birthday.

June 3, 1998 -- Flew to Las Vegas for night of gambling that stretched into the morning after Bulls lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals to Utah.

June 5, 1998 -- Accused, in a $300,000 lawsuit, by a craps dealer at The Mirage of rubbing his bald head, stomach and groin with dice in October 1997.

June 8, 1998 -- Fined $10,000 by NBA for skipping practice and a mandatory media session during the NBA Finals. Later was seen attending a wrestling match in Auburn Hills, Mich., with Hulk Hogan.

June 10, 1998 -- Accused, in a $3.3 million federal lawsuit, by a Las Vegas woman of grabbing her breast April 19 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

June 10, 1998 -- Offered to pay for funeral of black hitchhiker who was chained to a pickup truck and dragged to his death.

June 19, 1998 -- Accused, in a $10.5 million federal lawsuit, by a Las Vegas Hilton employee of grabbing her near her breasts April 19.

July 12, 1998 -- "Rodzilla" teamed with "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan to wrestle Utah Jazz star Karl Malone and "Diamond" Dallas Page in the "Bash at the Beach" in San Diego.

Nov. 10, 1998 -- Accused, in a lawsuit by a West Hollywood cocktail waitress, of jamming a $100 bill down her blouse and grabbing her breast Oct. 3 while she was working.

Nov. 14, 1998 -- Married former "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra in an early-morning ceremony at a Las Vegas wedding chapel.

Nov. 23, 1998 -- Files for annulment, citing fraud and unsound mind. His lawyer said the couple married after being out partying, separated the day of the ceremony and hadn't seen each other since.

Nov. 25, 1998 -- Accused of assault, battery, negligence, false imprisonment and emotional distress in a criminal complaint by the cocktail waitress who sued him Nov. 10.

Nov. 25, 1998 -- Sues World Championship Wrestling, claiming he wasn't fully paid under two pay-per-view contracts with WCW.

Jan. 7, 1999 -- Electra says she and Rodman still married with no plans to annul, but living in separate homes.

Jan. 19, 1999 -- Tells agent Dwight Manley he is retiring "to go into the sports and entertainment field."

Feb. 23, 1999 -- Signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for maximum they can pay, $600,000 this season, reduced by about $100,000 for games already played.

Feb. 26, 1999 -- Joins Lakers, collects 11 rebounds in first game. Lakers go on 10-0 winning streak with Rodman playing.

March 13, 1999 -- Arrives at end of practice session, says he has to leave for a while. Lakers give him indefinite leave to handle undisclosed personal problems.

March 21, 1999 -- Rejoins Lakers after missing four games. Rodman says he was fined $100 per game for absence.

April 6, 1999 -- Rodman and Electra announce their five-month marriage is over.

April 15, 1999 -- Rodman, late for practice again, says he couldn't find shoes and socks. Lakers announce the decision to release him.

May 4, 1999 -- Reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit that accused him of assaulting college student Jason Sandeman on Jan. 21at a Wilshire-area hamburger joint.

June 7, 1999 -- Signed with World Championship Wrestling to make at least five appearances over the summer.

Aug. 22, 1999 -- Released from jail after being arrested on suspicion of intoxication in a public place after a verbal confrontation at a restaurant in Newport Beach, Calif.

Nov. 5, 1999 -- Rodman and Electra were arrested on battery charges after getting into a fight at a hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. Both were charged with misdemeanors and ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from each other. The charges were later dropped.

Dec. 4, 1999 -- Dixie Johnson, a former adult entertainer, agreed to dismiss the federal lawsuit she filed in June 1998 against Rodman. She claimed Rodman sexually assaulted her in April 1998 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Dec. 22, 1999 -- Arrested in Costa Mesa, Calif., for,investigation of drunken driving after he flunked the field sobriety test conducted by a special driving-under-the-influence team.

Jan. 4, 2000 -- Two women who claimed Rodman sexually assaulted them, in separate incidents in October 1998, reached out-of-court settlements.

Feb. 3, 2000 -- Signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

Feb. 9, 2000 -- Playing in his first game as a Maverick, Rodman finished with 13 rebounds and one length-of-the-court assist in 32 minutes against Seattle. The game drew 18,203 fans, the second-largest home crowd in the Mavs' 20-year history.

Feb. 16, 2000 -- Suspended for one game and fined $10,000, a day after being ejected from a game and later saying he wanted to duke it out with David Stern.