A Louisville woman has requested an emergency protective order against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rajon Rondo and alleges the former Kentucky star brandished a gun and threatened his life.
The woman alleges Rondo “became enraged” last week and filed an EPO claim Friday in Jefferson County Family Court, news outlets reported. She tells the EPO that Rondo was playing video games with a child when she asked the child to finish separating her laundry so she could wash the family’s clothes.
When the child got up to do so, she said Rondo ripped the video game console from the wall, climbed down, smashed a teacup plate, knocked over several water bottles and started screaming and swear. According to the EPO, Rondo then got out and knocked over the trash cans, stomped on the landscaping lights and drove his car across the lawn.
When the woman confronted Rondo, the EPO continued, he said, “You’re dead.” After briefly leaving the house, Rondo returned and knocked on a window with a gun. The woman told the EPO that the player was yelling at the children, asking them why they were scared of him when he had a gun in his hand.
The woman called former Louisville Acting Metro Police Chief Yvette Gentry, who eventually arrived at the house. However, the woman said Rondo would not allow Gentry to enter. The woman said she locked herself in the house with the kids, and Gentry eventually told her Rondo was gone and she had his gun.
Two days after the alleged incident, a judge granted the woman the protective order. The judge ordered Rondo not to communicate and to stay at least 500 feet away from her.
Rondo played in 39 games last season between the Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers. He played with eight other NBA clubs, including the Boston Celtics from 2006 to 2014 after being drafted 21st overall in 2006.
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