The incident reportedly happened on May 11 at their Louisville home after which Police were called in
The mother of Rajon Rondo’s children, Ashley Bachelor, is under police protection after she reported that she and her children were threatened by the Superstar at gunpoint. Ashley Bachelor, on May 13, filed an application for an emergency protective order against Rondo in Jefferson County (Ky.) Family Court.
According to the documents obtained from Courier-Journal, the application was approved on the same day by Judge Denise Brown. It was further ordered in the document that custody of the children be immediately, but temporarily, be granted to Ashley Bachelor and Rondo has been ordered to stay at least 500 meters away from the children. Furthermore, he has been ordered to submit any kind of Arms that are in his possession.
Bachelor, in her report to authorities, alleged that Rondo became “enraged and violent,” threatened to kill her, and pulled out a gun in front of her children. She asked for temporary sole custody of the children and security to be provided to her and the children from Rondo. “I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior. Bachelor said in her official statement. There aren’t any charges of criminal nature in the report according to Courier-Journal. Also, Neither Rondo nor his attorney could be immediately reached for comment.
According to the report file by Bachelor, Rondo was playing video games with their son on May 11. She said I asked my son to get your laundry in order, to which Rondo responded by being “enraged” and “ripped the video game console from the wall”. According to the statement, Rondo also smashed a cup of tea onto the wall in front of their daughter, turned over various items including trash cans, and then pulled over his car onto the lawn.
Rondo gave “Death Threats”
In the statement filed by Bachelor, she asked Rondo “why he was acting this way,” to which he responded, “You’re dead.” She also said that instead of contacting the police, she opted to call the former police chief Yvette Gentry for assistance, out of fear “of what Rajon might do if a formal report was made.”
According to the statement, Rondo left as soon as the call was made but soon returned, “beating on the backdoor window with his gun.” The complaint said she told Rondo that he was scaring her and the children to which he responded, “Go get my (expletive) son.” He also “began yelling and cursing” at their son and “asking why he was afraid of him.” Eventually, he was “yelling and cursing at both children, demanding to know why they were scared of him and effectively holding them at gunpoint,” according to the statement.
Bachelor also said Rondo “has made several threats on my life,” including threats to “shoot me or shoot up my car.” He further added that he verbally and physically accused their son and verbally accused their daughter.
Response by NBA
In a statement to ESPN, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said the league is “aware of the report and is in the process of gathering more information.” Rondo, 36, has recently completed his 16th season in NBA, representing LA Lakers, before a January switch to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He will be a free agent this coming summer. Rondo has played for nine different teams during his professional career and was a first-round pick in the 2006 NBA draft.