Dennis Rodman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly being drunk in public and causing a disturbance, police in Newport Beach, Calif., said Sunday. The former NBA all-star, never known to be a shrinking violet (see below), spent a few hours in the city jail before being released without bail early Sunday, said police Sgt. Jim Kaminsky. The owner of Woody’s Wharf restaurant-bar, long a popular hangout in the conservative surf-side community, called police at 9:15 Saturday night and “alleged that Mr. Rodman was intoxicated and causing a disturbance,” Kaminsky said. Rodman was booked for investigation of public intoxication, a misdemeanor. Sometime before his Oct. 1 arraignment date prosecutors will decide whether or not to file any formal charge.

  • In January 1997 Rodman, 38, was suspended for 11 games for kicking a cameraman in the groin. During the NBA Finals that season he made obscene, insensitive comments regarding Mormons as his Chicago Bulls battled the Utah Jazz.