Emergency Protective Order granted against Rajon Rondo
Reports Monday indicated that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rajon Rondo threatened a woman with a gun at her home last week.
The woman, also Rondo’s longtime girlfriend and the mother of his children, filed for and was granted an emergency protective order against Rondo Friday in Louisville, Kentucky. In filing for the EPO, she alleged that Rondo was playing video games with one of the children when she asked the latter to separate his laundry, prompting the two-time NBA champion to react angrily, snatching the game system up and smashing different items in the house.
The woman also said that Rondo said “you’re dead” before briefly exiting the home and returning with a firearm, demanding to see the children.
Scary scenes alleged in the Rondo household
The woman reported that she was terrified and could visibly see the children were upset.
She also said that she was scared of the situation and brought the (male) child downstairs for Rondo, who then took him outside and yelled at him while still wielding the gun. After he was done, Rondo also demanded to see the other child (female) and shouted at them both for being afraid of him, according to his longtime girlfriend.
The woman later called former interim Louisville Metro Police Chief Yvette Gentry, whom she did not allow entry to the house upon his arrival per Rondo’s will, she alleges. She also told authorities that she had locked herself in the house, prompting Gentry to tell her that Rondo had left and she had his gun.
The mother of Rondo’s children filed for the EPO. claiming that she feared for her life following Rondo’s pattern of “volatile, erratic [and] explosive behavior.”
The order was granted, forcing Rondo to remain at least 500 feet away from the woman and children and to surrender any firearms to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass relayed that the league is “in the process of gathering more information” as it is yet to react.
TMZ Sports, who broke the story, shared that Rondo was not named as a suspect in any criminal case filing connected to the event.
Rondo is a Louisville native and played his college ball at the University of Kentucky before being drafted by the Boston Celtics, where he won a title. The 16-year point guard also appeared for the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
He made 18 appearances for the Lakers early this season before being dealt to the Cavs, where he averaged 6.2 points and 4.9 assists per game in 21 outings.