Rajon Rondo’s Reputation Daggered With Accusations Of Domestic Violence, Death Threats, Abusive Parenting

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Two-time NBA champion Rajon Rondo, 36, has been accused of pulling a gun on his former partner and threatening her life. He also has allegedly committed these violent acts in front of their children, according to multiple sources.

This reported outburst and act of violence has led his former partner and the mother of his children, Ashley Bachelor, to file for an emergency protective order in Louisville last week. She reportedly requested protection for not only her, but her son and daughter, children she has with Rondo. In the emergency protection order, Bachelor alleges that Rondo not only had a violent outburst, but also threatened her life, pulled a gun on her, and even yelled at his kids for being scared of him.

Serious accusations to say the least.

“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. He physically hits our son and calls him names like ‘p—y’ and accuses him of acting like a ‘b–ch.'”
“Rajon verbally assaults our daughter. He calls her names like ‘thot, b–ch, and d–khead.’ Rajon has made several threats on my life, saying at various times he will shoot me or shoot up my car.”

If true, it was a scarring scene for their kids for sure. Rondo is alleged to have left only once his parents showed up to the scene, though they reportedly didn’t have much success in calming him down.

Although many sources have reached out to Rondo and his reps, there’s been no public statement made from Rondo’s camp. But NBA spokesperson Mike Bass responded, telling ESPN “We are aware of the report and are in the process of gathering more information.”

Rondo hasn’t been named as a suspect in any crimes yet and he hasn’t been arrested as of the time this article was published.  

The former Kentucky Wildcat has been a valuable journeyman, playing for 10 different teams as serviceable starting floor general, He’s considered to have one of the highest hoops IQs in the game. Rondo made his claim to fame playing for the Boston Celtics where he was the young point guard who helped “The Big Three” capture the legendary franchise’s most recent NBA championship in 2008.

He proceeded to be an All-Star for four consecutive seasons while capturing multiple assist titles, and a steal title.

Rondo has had his fair share of confrontations and antics on the court as well. One of the most recent being the physical altercation he got into with fellow point god Chris Paul in 2018 (there also was one between them in 2009). Rondo’s also had some verbal jousts with his coaches mid-game. 

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Rajon Rondo clearly is an acquired taste for many, and unfortunately, maybe for his kids as well. Rondo is currently on the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it will be hard to imagine he plays for them next year given his current situation. Firearms. Domestic Violence. Children. It’s a PR nightmare for the NBA already. The League will be watching his moves closely from here on out and probably do an independent investigation. Hopefully, Rondo and his family can get the help they need moving forward.