The mother of Rajon Rondo’s children was granted an emergency protective order against the NBA player after he was charged with pointing a gun at his family on May 11 at their Louisville home.
Ashley Bachelor filed a May 13 application in Jefferson County (Ky.) Family Court for an emergency protective order against Rondo. It was approved the same day by Judge Denise Brown, according to documents obtained by the Courier Journal.
As part of the order, Bachelor was granted temporary custody of his two children with Rondo, and he must remain at least 500 feet away. Additionally, Rondo was ordered to turn over all firearms in his possession to the Jefferson County Sheriff.
In her statement to authorities, Bachelor said Rondo became “enraged and violent,” threatened to kill her, and brandished a gun in front of her and their children.
TMZ first reported the Bachelor’s request.
In seeking the order, Bachelor said she was seeking “immediate protection” for herself and her children from future contact with Rondo and for temporary sole custody of the children.
“I am extremely fearful for my safety and the safety of my children,” Bachelor said in his statement. “Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic and explosive behavior.”
Neither Rondo nor his lawyer could be immediately reached for comment. The Courier Journal could find no record of criminal charges being filed in connection with the incident.
In a statement filed with the application, Bachelor said Rondo was playing video games with their son on May 11 when she asked the child to finish separating his laundry. Bachelor said Rondo became “enraged” and “ripped the video game console off the wall” when their son got up from the game to complete the task.
Her statement says Rondo then smashed a teacup plate in front of their daughter, knocked over “various items” in the home office and trash cans outside before pulling her car onto a lawn.
Bachelor said in the statement when she asked Rondo “why he was acting the way he was,” he replied, “You’re dead.” Bachelor said she contacted former police chief Yvette Gentry for help, choosing not to call the police for fear “of what Rajon might do if an official report is made.”
Rondo left after that call, the statement said, but returned 15 minutes later and began “hitting the backdoor window with his gun.” Bachelor said she told Rondo he was scaring her, to which he yelled “Go get my (expletive) son.”
In the report, Bachelor said she brought their son and allowed Rondo to see him through the door, and “before I knew it,” their son “started opening the door.” Bachelor said Rondo grabbed their son, “pulled him outside and slammed the door behind him.”
According to the statement, Rondo, while holding a gun, “started screaming and swearing” at their son and “asking why he was afraid of him.” Eventually, Rondo was “screaming and swearing at the two kids, demanding to know why they were afraid of him and effectively holding them at gunpoint,” Bachelor said in his statement.
Bachelor said Rondo’s parents arrived but he “couldn’t be calmed down,” despite letting the kids into the house. Gentry also arrived, according to The Bachelor’s statement, and Rondo “stopped her from entering the house” by standing between her and the door.
Bachelor said she took her kids upstairs and locked the doors and the garage. Sometime later, she said, Gentry “confirmed that Rajon was gone and she was now in possession of his gun.”
Bachelor said Rondo “made several threats against my life,” including threats to “shoot me or shoot my car.” She accused him of physical and verbal abuse of their son and verbal abuse of their daughter.
Rondo, 36, recently completed his 16th NBA season, during which he played for the Los Angeles Lakers and, after a trade in January, the Cleveland Cavaliers. He will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
In a statement to ESPNNBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league is “aware of the report and is gathering more information.”
Rondo was a first-round pick in the 2006 NBA draft and played for nine teams during his professional career, winning two NBA championships.