A woman has accused NBA point guard Rajon Rondo of threatening her with a gun in front of her children during an altercation at her Louisville, Ky., home, according to multiple reports.
TMZ and ESPN reported Monday that the woman applied for an emergency protective order on Friday, saying she feared for her safety and the safety of her children while citing a history of “volatile, erratic (and) explosive behavior” from Rondo. According to reports, a judge granted the request, ordering Rondo to stay 500 feet from the woman and her children and temporarily turn over all firearms to the Jefferson County Sheriff.
TMZ reports that Rondo has not been arrested, charged or named a suspect in any crime. Rondo has not addressed the allegation publicly. Its representatives did not respond to requests for comment from TMZ and ESPN.
What Rondo is accused of
Pursuant to the protective order, the woman said Rondo was playing a video game with her son when she asked her child to help her with the laundry. Rondo then ripped the video game console from the wall and smashed several items including a teacup and outdoor lights before leaving the house, according to the order.
The woman says Rondo then came home with a gun, told her “you’re dead” and demanded to see her son. She says she picked up her son upstairs and Rondo started yelling at her after taking him outside while still holding the gun, according to reports. She says he then asked to see his daughter outside as well and yelled at her too.
Pursuant to the protective order, the woman eventually called ex-Acting Louisville Metro Police Chief Yvette Gentry, who arrived at the house. She said Rondo wouldn’t let Gentry into the house when she arrived as she locked herself with her children inside. Pursuant to the order, Gentry eventually told the woman that Rondo had left the property and was in possession of his gun.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass released a statement in response to TMZ’s initial report.
“We are aware of the report and are in the process of gathering more information,” the statement said. by ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
Rondo, 36, is a Louisville native who played at the University of Kentucky. A 16-year NBA veteran, Rondo played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season before ending the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a mid-season trade. He is expected to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.