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Rodman is arrested after assault complaint


Published: Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 10, 2003 at 11:22 p.m.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arrested Friday after a woman accused him of assaulting her.

He posted $25,000 bail and was released from jail, Newport Beach police Sgt. Steve Shulman said.

Rodman, who has a history of run-ins with the law, was accused of domestic violence and battery. Police said the case would be presented to the district attorney's office, which will decide whether to press charges.

The 41-year-old Rodman was taken into custody at his Newport Beach home, Shulman said. The unidentified woman called police from a pay phone near Pacific Coast Highway.

The woman had some swelling to her upper lip, Shulman said.

Since Rodman retired from the NBA, Newport Beach police have gone to his home more than 70 times because of loud parties. He also was convicted of drunken driving.

A year ago, he was arrested and accused of obstructing officers investigating a code violation at his seaside restaurant. Prosecutors did not press charges.

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