A woman has filed for an emergency protective order (EPO) against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rajon Rondo and alleges he brandished a gun and threatened her life.
The woman alleges Rondo “became enraged” last week and she filed for the order in family court in Louisville, Kentucky. She claimed in the order that Rondo was playing video games with a child when she asked the child to finish separating his 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 out of the wall, went downstairs, smashed a plate and shouted and swore. According to the EPO, Rondo then went outside and knocked over the trash cans, stomped on the landscaping lights and drove his car onto the lawn.
When the woman confronted Rondo, the EPO continued, he said, “You’re dead.” After briefly leaving the house, Rondo came back and tapped on a window with a gun. The woman said in the EPO that the player shouted at the children in the house, asking them why they were scared of him while he had a gun in his hand.
The woman called former interim Louisville Metro Police chief Yvette Gentry, who eventually arrived at the house. However, the woman said Rondo wouldn’t allow Gentry inside. The woman said she locked herself in the house with the children, and Gentry eventually told her Rondo had left and she had his gun.
Two days after the alleged incident occurred, 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 39 games last season between the Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. He has played with eight other NBA team, including the Boston Celtics from 2006-14 after being drafted 21st overall in 2006. He was also a star player at Kentucky during his college career.