Rodman crashed doing tricks outside strip club

Updated: October 20, 2003, 4:32 PM ET
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LAS VEGAS -- Dennis Rodman was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed a motorcycle while doing stunts outside a strip club, police said.

Rodman's agent, Darren Prince, said in a statement he is confident the charges against Rodman will be dropped.

"He was not even intoxicated. He had a couple of drinks and was getting ready to head back home to Newport Beach to continue training for his comeback to the NBA," Prince said the in the statement.

Rodman, who was treated Sunday for cuts on his legs, was not jailed on the misdemeanor charge.

"He has some minor scrapes and bruises and some stitches but will be fine within the week for scrimmaging with the teams we committed to," Prince said.

Rodman was issued a summons to appear in court for an arraignment in three to five weeks, police said.

"He borrowed an employee's motorcycle and was attempting to pop wheelies when he hit a pole," police spokesman Jose Montoya said Monday.

Last month, the 42-year-old former rebounding champion was charged with being drunk in public in Newport Beach, Calif., where police say they have answered scores of complaints about noise at his home.

Rodman is a regular visitor to Las Vegas, where he reached a settlement this year with the last of four women who accused him of fondling them at a hotel-casino in 1998.

"He has been training like crazy for the past three months and especially the past two weeks, with tryouts coming up," Prince said in the statement. "He needed a day or two to blow off some stream so we agreed that it was OK to go to Vegas for the night.

He last played in the NBA in 2000 with Dallas.

"As always the bottom line is Dennis only hurt himself and thank God no one else," Prince said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.