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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: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:37 am

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

Who's Rajon Rando?  Is he a comedian, politician?  Or what?

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:09 am

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

ONLY the beginning for NBA players!!.....will be interesting to see how the role model citizens of the NBA handle all the upcoming "free time" on their hands.....I would guess the reported incidents list will only grow.

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:05 am

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

Rondo was probably upset that an innocent bystander didnt recognize greatness and bow at his knee. It is about time these egos got brought down a peg or two, being an athlete doesnt grant you permission to walk around arrogant with a chip on your shoulder.

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:04 am

Rajon Rondo involved in 'scuffle'

they see me rollin', they hatin'...

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