Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was asked to leave a California bar on Thursday (07Jan10) following complaints about his alleged drunken behaviour - the same day his stint on reality show CELEBRITY REHAB premiered in the U.S.
The sportsman, who can be seen battling his longrunning alcohol addiction in the TV series, was enjoying a night out at the Atrium Hotel in Orange County when the show debuted.
But reports the evening turned ugly for Rodman when his alleged drinking and erratic behaviour forced venue staff to call cops in a bid to get him to leave after fellow patrons complained .
Rodman was asked to leave the bar when police officers arrived, and quietly went on his way without further incident, according to the website.