Dennis Rodman sentenced

rodman.jpgEccentric former basketball star Dennis Rodman was sentenced to three
years probation on Tuesday after admitting to a misdemeanor domestic
violence charge, prosecutors said.

a star member of five NBA Championship winning teams during colorful
stints with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, was arrested in
April after an incident at a hotel in Century City near Beverly Hills.

said the 47-year-old famed for his wacky hairstyles, body piercings and
tattoos, had attacked his girlfriend of four years during the incident.

Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Mark Zuckman ordered Rodman to
spend three years on probation, undergo one year of domestic violence
counseling and perform 45 days of community service, the city
attorney’s office said.

Defense attorney Paul Meyer issued a
written statement to the court saying Rodman’s "good-faith efforts in
counseling are ongoing. Dennis will continue the strong upswing in his
entertainment career."

Rodman, who attended Tuesday’s hearing, was ordered to return to court on October 3 for a progress report.