Former college basketball and NBA star Rajon Rondo was arrested in Indiana this past weekend.
The 37-year-old was charged multiple misdemeanor charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm.
According to court records and the Indiana State Police, Rondo was pulled over during the afternoon due to a traffic violation. The trooper then smelled marijuana, which prompted a search of the vehicle (marijuana is still illegal in Indiana).
When the officers looked through the former NBA player’s car, they found drug paraphernalia and a gun. Rondo was then taken in to the Jackson County Jail, and later posted bail and was released.
Former NBA All-Star Rajon Rondo was arrested Sunday in Indiana on misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana.
After being arrested and booked in Jackson County Jail, Rondo immediately posted bail and was released. pic.twitter.com/m3Fxzbi49Y
Only two years ago, Rondo had a protective order filed against him after a woman alleged that he threatened her with a gun, and that is “volatile” and “explosive” behavior seriously concerned her.
It was because of that order (which has since been dismissed) that Rondo was booked for possession of a firearm, because he was not allowed to have one with the no-contact order filed against him.
Rajon Rondo played college basketball for the University of Kentucky from 2004 to 2006, and was drafted into the NBA by the Phoenix Suns, before being trade on draft day to the Boston Celtics.
It was with the Celtics that the point guard had his most success, winning an NBA Championship in 2008, two years after he joined the team as their starter. Rondo played in Boston for just over eight years, and once he was traded, he became somewhat of a journeyman.
Rondo’s teams after his long stint with the Celtics included the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Cleveland Cavaliers. The last teams Rondo played for were the Cavs and the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won a second NBA championship in 2020.