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The NBA released a statement in response to a report detailing an alleged domestic dispute involving riders guard Rajon Rondo.
In a statement sent to ESPN’s Malika AndrewsNBA spokesman Mike Bass commented, “We are aware of the report and are gathering more information.”
Rondo’s former partner Ashley Bachelor recently filed for an emergency protective order in Louisville after the 36-year-old allegedly pulled a gun on her and threatened to kill her, according to a Monday report from TMZ Sports. of a dispute on May 11. , 36, is the mother of Rondo’s two children, Ryelle and Rajon Jr., who were allegedly present at the time of the incident.
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Local FOX affiliate the WDRB obtained a copy of the EPO which was filed Friday in Jefferson County Family Court. The order includes The Bachelor’s account of an incident that occurred while Rondo was playing video games with his son.
Bachelor said Rondo “became furious” and launched a volatile tirade after asking their son to finish separating his laundry. After apparently ripping the video game console from the wall, Rondo damaged several objects throughout the house.
According to Bachelor, he then left the house and returned 15 minutes later to confront her, and threatened her life while holding a gun and verbally antagonizing their two children. Rondo reportedly told Bachelor, “You’re dead,” as she tried to defuse the situation in front of their visibly upset kids.
Rondo has not been arrested or “named as a suspect in a crime” at this time, according to TMZ Sports.
Neither Rondo nor the Cavaliers have released a statement on this. Rondo completed his 16th NBA season in Cleveland after a mid-season trade with the Lakers.