January 29, 2024, 11:42 p.m. ET
Former NBA point guard Rajon Rondo was arrested over the weekend on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia and marijuana, all misdemeanors, WDRB-TV reported Monday night, citing court records and an Indiana State Police spokesman.
Rondo, 37, was stopped for a traffic violation in Indiana's Jackson County on Sunday afternoon when a police officer smelled marijuana, ISP spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles told the television station.
Wheeles told the outlet that a gun and drug paraphernalia were found during a search. He said Rondo was taken to a Jackson County jail where he posted bail. Rondo was not allowed to possess a firearm because he was under a no-contact order, WDRB reported.
In 2022, Rondo had an emergency protective order filed by a woman dismissed after the “parties reached an agreement,” according to a document obtained by ESPN.
In the protective order application, the woman alleged that Rondo had threatened her with a gun and that she feared for the safety of her children and that Rondo had a “volatile, unpredictable” history [and] explosive behavior.
Rondo played 16 seasons in the NBA, most recently in the 2021-22 season for the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers. He was a four-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion.