Rajon Rondo

Former NBA Player Rajon Rondo Arrested On Drug And Weapons Charges

The former Celtics player was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana

According to WDRB, former NBA champion Rajon Rondo was arrested on Sunday in Indiana after being stopped for a traffic violation. The former point guard was picked up for unlawful possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana, according to court records.

Rondo was stopped in Jackson County, IN by a state trooper who stated he smelled marijuana when he was stopped for a traffic violation. While searching his vehicle, the police officer discovered a gun, a “personal use” amount of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, ISP spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles stated.

The former Boston Celtics player was taken to the Jackson County Jail and posted a $700 bond. Rondo is slated to appear in court on Feb. 27, according to court records.

The charges filed against the 37-year-old Rondo are all misdemeanors. He reportedly had a no-contact order against him and was not supposed to have a firearm.

Rondo is no stranger to being arrested. A Louisville woman asked for an emergency protective order back in 2022 after alleging that Rondo “became enraged” and threatened her life. The woman stated that the former basketball player was playing video games with a child and after asking the child to do a chore, Rondo allegedly threw a tantrum by ripping the video game console out of the wall. He then went downstairs and started knocking items around while yelling and cursing. He proceeded to go outside and knocked over some trash cans, stomped on the landscaping lights, and drove his car onto the lawn.

After leaving the house, Rondo allegedly came back and used his gun to beat on a window while yelling at the children in the house, asking them why they were scared of him while holding a weapon in his hand. He eventually left, and the woman was given a protective order against him two days later.

Rondo played for several teams after being drafted in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and then an additional one with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020. During his 16 seasons in the league, he also suited up for the Dallas Mavericks, the Chicago Bulls, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Los Angeles Clippers and last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2022.

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