Former NBA All-Star Rajon Rondo Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Indiana

Former NBA All-Star Rajon Rondo finds himself in legal trouble once again, this time facing gun and drug charges in Indiana over the weekend. The incident adds to a history of legal issues for the player, with the charges being categorized as misdemeanors.

Arrest Details

Rondo was pulled over for a routine traffic violation, leading to a search of his car after the officer detected the smell of marijuana. The search uncovered a gun, a “personal use” amount of marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia, according to Indiana State Police spokesman Stephen Wheeles.

Legal Proceedings

Following the arrest and booking at Jackson County Jail, Rondo promptly posted bail and was released. His attorney has not yet provided a statement, leaving uncertainty about the timing of his arraignment.

Previous Legal Troubles

This incident isn’t the first time Rondo has faced legal issues. In May 2022, a temporary custody and emergency protective order were granted to the mother of his children after he allegedly pulled a gun at their Louisville home. Despite the dismissal of the initial protective order, a new one was obtained in March 2023, only to be dismissed in August of the same year. Rondo faced no league punishment for these incidents, but he has been inactive in the NBA since then.

NBA Career Overview

Selected as the No. 21 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, Rondo enjoyed a successful 16-season career, winning two NBA titles (2008 with the Celtics and 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers). He made four All-Star appearances, earned one All-NBA team selection, and secured four All-Defensive team honors. Rondo played for several teams during his career, showcasing his skills across different franchises.

Rondo’s recent arrest adds a new chapter to his off-court challenges, leaving fans and the basketball community to reflect on the turbulent aspects of his post-playing career. The legal proceedings will unfold as the former NBA star navigates this latest setback.