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Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

Posted on: November 21, 2011 10:14 am
By Matt Moore 

Rajon Rondo held a charity basketball game on Saturday night, the first time he and Kendrick Perkins had shared a floor since Perkins' trade. Then that night, they went out to have a good time. But the night ended with someone taking a swing at Rondo. From the Lowell Sun:
Officers working details and patrolmen assigned downtown were already at Brian's Ivy Hall, 74 Merrimack St., yesterday about 1:45 a.m., as a packed event featuring Rondo began to empty out.

Officer Michael Kandrotas noticed a scuffle, and learned that someone "took a fighting stance and threw a punch" at the Celtics all-star and his entourage, which included fellow NBA players Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks, former Celtic Nate Robinson and Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Police and Kevin Hayhurst, co-owner of Brian's Ivy Hall, said members of Rondo's entourage wrestled Valarezo to the ground.

A police report indicates Valarezo continued to resist when officers arrived, but was soon arrested and led from the building.

Hayhurst was unsure what prompted the scuffle. But he said Rondo was "unpersonable" and "disrespectful toward patrons."
via Man arrested after scuffle with C's star - Lowell Sun Online.

Rondo? Unpersonable? Surely you jest! He's such a happy-go-lucky guy! He's like a rainbow of marshmallows whenever you see him! It couldn't have been him that unpersonable. 

Maybe the best part about this story is that the man who was charged with misdemeanor assault for the thrown punch said he didn't even know who Rondo was, that he's "not an NBA fan." So some random dude just threw a punch at some guy he felt disrespected him, and it turned out to be Rajon Rondo. 

Small world. 

Also, speaking of small, please tell me it was Nate Robinson that wrestled him to the ground. Please, please, please. 

Luckily no one was seriously injured in the incident.


Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:55 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

wish he would've laid him out. at least connect. rondo needs a good beatdown. one of the biggest d-bags in the league. he probably take that as a compliment though

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:37 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

Hey Matt did you stop and think that the fan wasn't telling the truth that he didn't know who Rondo so he would get in less trouble? I can't believe how fast people are to hate on pro atheletes simply because they are stars. Here we have a professional sports writer taking a personal shot at a professional athelete...for who knows why? Leave it to CBS writers to make assumptions and take shot at pro athletes based on the little that they know about them...which is jack shit. Somebody probably told matt moore about this story this morning, another reporter. Hope you feel good up on your high horse matt. 

Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:31 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

I love the celtics, but i did here before that rondo a bit of a ass hole

Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:19 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

Yet another reason to NEVER watch the NBA again

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 12:51 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

bAR HIM FROM THE BAR,,,BAR=BAN.... Did he spent any money? Oh wait he unemployed... STAY AWAY FOR EVER AND EVER. NBA Who really cares .Just gives me somethingt to laugh about

Since: Apr 11, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 12:28 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

I'm sure there's plenty of blame to go around.  I agree Rondo isn't the most likeable person, but I often see people acting like jerks to get at these guys.  Just because he didn't know who he was didn't mean he did not take exception to his group.  I have never seen Rondo involved in incidents before... and cockiness (however much I hate it) is not a crime.

Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 12:17 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

Idle hands are the devils workshop.  Wealthy bored athletes with egos and entourages.  Sounds like a recipe for disaster.  I agree that this could be only the beginning.  You can't flop in real life.

Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 12:13 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

As  Celtic fan, i have often wanted tp punch rondo when he pulls the ball back on a fast break, dribbles into and then out of the key, drives to the basket and then dribbles out and makes dumb passess when players are wide open.. but I swear that i did not do this.

Since: Nov 4, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 12:04 pm

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

What a shitty article!  Are the NBA writers locked out too?  Is Matt Moore a replacement?  Rondo was hosting a charity event so let's rip on him.  Good idea you idiot!

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:37 am

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

maybe it was some dumbass who thought rondo owed him some time, and rondo didnt want to be bothered. he just finished a CHARITY event so lets give him a little credit.

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