Dennis Rodman — I’m Chipping Away at Massive Child Support Bill

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Dennis Rodman
won”t be thrown in jail for failing to pay over $200,000 in back child support — because our sources has learned the NBA legend finally struck a deal with his baby mama … to pay her back … kinda.

our sources broke the story — a Florida judge issued an arrest warrant for Rodman back in April after he failed to pay one of his baby mamas $179,000 in unpaid child support.

The judge later revoked the warrant when Rodman said he planned to fight the bill … but set a court date earlier this month to address the issue. In the meantime, Rodman”s $179,000 tab swelled to $253,000.

Rodman showed up to court — with his longtime lawyers Bradford Cohen and Vanessa Prieto — and we”re told The Worm finally hashed out a deal with his ex. Which is good, because in Florida, deadbeat dads can get jail time.

Rodman”s lawyers tell our sources, he agreed to pay his ex $5,000 up front in good faith — and slowly repay the balance in monthly installments. The judge was satisfied with the arrangement.

We”re told Rodman still wants to get the principle amount lowered.

FYI — this is only one of Rodman”s outstanding child support cases … he allegedly owes his ex-wife over $800,000 in California.