The NBA is looking into some scary domestic allegations involving veteran point guard Rajon Rondo and is still in the process of gathering more information, per reports.
Rondo’s former girlfriend and the mother of his two children, Ashley Bachelor, filed for an emergency protective order against him on Friday in Louisville, Ky., accusing Rondo of threating her with a gun. She claimed that Rondo has a history of “volatile, erratic (and) explosive behavior.”
A judge granted the order and said that Rondo must stay at least 500 feet away from Bachelor and their kids, and temporarily has to give up any firearms.
Along with telling Bachelor, “You’re dead,” Rondo allegedly ripped a video game console out of a wall and broke multiple items in the house, as well as yelled and cursed, according to the protective order. The incident reportedly began while Rondo was playing video games with his son and Bachelor told the child to stop and separate laundry.
“Bachelor says Rondo was playing video games with hers and Rondo’s son when Bachelor asked the boy to separate laundry,” TMZ wrote. “Rondo supposedly became enraged and violently ripped the video game console out of the wall. Bachelor claims Rondo then went into a full meltdown and smashed several objects.”
Rondo then left the home before returning 15 minutes later, banging on the back window with a gun, Bachelor alleged.
“Bachelor says the children became extremely upset and she tried to calm the situation. At that point, Rondo allegedly told her ‘you’re dead’ and left the home,” TMZ wrote.
The Cavs acquired Rondo in a trade with the Lakers after veteran point guard Ricky Rubio was lost for the season to a knee injury in December.
Rondo, 36, appeared in 21 regular-season games with the Cavs and averaged 6.2 points and 4.9 assists. He was viewed positively as a strong locker room and practice presence in Cleveland — though he is an unrestricted free agent, and his return seems unlikely.
Along with the Cavs and Lakers, Rondo has spent time with the Hawks, Mavericks, Clippers, Pelicans, Bulls and Kings. His career started with the Celtics, winning a championship in 2008.