Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2001

Rodman’s name dropped in strip-club trial

June 6, 2001


— A former manager of Atlanta's hottest strip club dropped more names of famous athletes Tuesday, testifying that his boss arranged for dancers to have sex with Dennis Rodman and 1998 NFL MVP Terrell Davis.

Thomas "Ziggy" Sicignano is a key witness in the government's racketeering case against Gold Club owner Steve Kaplan and six associates.

Sicignano testified that he and Kaplan arranged for two dancers to meet Rodman in his hotel room for sex once in 1998. He said Rodman was a frequent Gold Club visitor from 1996 to 1998.

Kaplan also arranged a sex show for New York Knicks rookies John Wallace, Walter McCarty and Dontae' Jones in 1997 in Charleston, S.C., where the basketball team was training, Sicignano testified. He said six club dancers had sex with them.

Sicignano also said dancers provided sexual favors at the club for former World Championship Wrestling executive Eric Bischoff, NBA player Jerry Stackhouse and Davis.

On Monday, Sicignano said Kaplan paid dancers to have sex with former Knicks Patrick Ewing and John Starks; Reggie Miller and Antonio Davis of basketball's Indiana Pacers; and Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones.

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