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Man arrested after altercation with Rajon Rondo at club

Nov 21, 2011, 8:01 AM EDT

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo was back Boston this week for a charity game, and with that cam an appearance at a nightclub in the area.

At the end of the evening, a man took a swing at Rondo and was wrested to the ground and later arrested, reports the Lowell Sun. The man, Eric Valarezo, 31, was charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

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.

It’s not clear what prompted the incident, Valarezo said he was bumped and didn’t know it was Rondo when the incident happened. It also should be noted the club owners said Rondo and his group were “disrespectful toward patrons.”

That said, starting a bar fight is never a good idea, and against a bunch of professional athletes it’s a particularly poor one.

  1. acdc363 - Nov 21, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    So many typos

  2. silverbuffalo - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Rondo watch out for the Occupy Da Club we are the 99% people. Oh, NBA guys must be part of the 99% because they don’t get a pay check.

  3. dirtybird2020 - Nov 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Dang rondo i didnt know it was you, anyone else i wouldve tooken a swing on! Who the hell is rondo a boston god?!?!? I wouldve knocked rondo around a bit too if he bumped me, but id maybe lean away from his friends haha nate robinson can help rondo if he likes! Little dudes, and i know rondo dont wrestle he too damn scrawny haha

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM

      Nate would have chewed on your redneck butt like a piece of beef jerky!

  4. 1historian - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    To be that dumb you gotta have natural dumb – LOTS of it – to start with.

    Then you gotta work on it.

  5. barklikeadog - Nov 21, 2011 at 7:35 PM


    • florida727 - Nov 22, 2011 at 4:14 PM

      How ironic that the post asking for the use of spellcheck is misspelled… too funny not to be intentional. That’s GOT TO get a thumbs-up from everyone.

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