Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Rajon Rondo allegedly threatened to kill the mother of his children on May 11th.
The incident occurred in the Louisville area when Ashley Bachelor, mother of Rondo’s two children and former partner to the basketball player, asked their son to separate his laundry. After this request, the 6’1 point guard began destroying items throughout the house, including a video game console, outdoor lights, and trash cans.
Following his outburst, Bachelor reported the children were scared, so she attempted to “deescalate” the situation, which led to Rondo allegedly threatening the mother with the sentiments, “You’re dead.” According to TMZ, he left the home temporarily but returned with a gun only 15 minutes later. The incident report relayed that Rondo then shouted, “Go get my f**king son!”
Scared for her life, the mother brought both of her children downstairs before Rondo pulled them outside. The mother detailed that he began violently yelling at their children while still holding the gun in his hand. However, Bachelor’s parents then showed up at the scene and attempted to calm the basketball player down.
ESPN reported that Louisville Metro Police Chief Yvette Gentry was involved in the de-escalation as well. Once Gentry had involved himself in the case, Rondo fled the area. Following the harrowing incident, the woman has since filed a protective order against the father of her children.
Judge grants Bachelor a protective order against Rajon Rondo
“I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior. He is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive,” she said in a statement. “He physically hits our son and calls him names like ‘p***y’ and accuses him of acting like a ‘b*tch.'”
In addition, she reported that Rondo treats their daughter equally as poorly. Bachelor explained, “Rajon verbally assaults our daughter. He calls her names like ‘t*ot, b*tch, and d**khead.’ Rajon has made several threats on my life, saying at various times he will shoot me or shoot up my car.”
The NBA has since been made aware of the event, but Rondo’s representatives are yet to make comments. NBA spokesman Mike Bass shared with ESPN that the league is “in the process of gathering more information.”
A protective order was filed on Friday for the mother and two children, which a Jefferson County judge granted. The NBA player has been ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from his mother and children, as well as surrender his firearms to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
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