Former NBA star (and personal friend of an actual dictator), Dennis Rodman, checked himself out of rehab recently, after a week in a facility in New Jersey according to TMZ Sports. Despite leaving the center, he is still committed to becoming and staying sober after being arrested for a DUI in early January.
His representative provided a comment on the situation, making it clear he's in recovery and says Rodman is now finally "accountable for his behavior from alcohol over the years." Moving from the Turning Point Center in Paterson, New Jersey, Rodman is continuing long-term treatment in his current home state of California, at an outpatient center with ties to Turning Point.
Of his experience at the facility, he says the staff were helpful in assisting him with what he needs to stay on the straight and narrow. "The doctors and nurses at Turning Point were really cool and made me feel comfortable and understand how I got myself into this position," Rodman said, "and what I need to do to stay on this path."
Earlier this month, Rodman was stopped on a traffic violation and failed a roadside sobriety test, clocking in a .08 above the legal limit. Rodman stayed in jail for seven hours, just enough time to sober up and be released, heading to the rehab center a few days later.
The last time he was arrested for a DUI was nearly 20 years ago, but Rodman has been battling alcohol and other substance abuse for much of his time in the spotlight.