A lawsuit involving free agent point guard Rajon Rondo and alleging assault and battery has been settled, per a report from TMZ Sports.
The suit stemmed from an incident in 2020 in which Toktam Jorshari claimed she was injured as the result of an altercation with Rondo and his girlfriend outside an apartment complex.
In the suit, Joshari alleged Rondo became upset about her car being parked too closely his Rolls-Royce, leading to Rondo’s girlfriend attacking her.
“Jorshari claimed she suffered injuries from the confrontation … after being punched in the face and head multiple times by Rondo’s GF,” TMZ wrote.
This incident preceded the one involving Rondo that came to light in May, when Rondo’s former girlfriend and the mother of his two children, Ashley Bachelor, filed for an emergency protective order against him. She accused Rondo of threating her with a gun.
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. Rubio has since returned to the team as a free agent.
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 as an unrestricted free agent, he remains unsigned with training camp looming.
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.
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