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Rajon Rondo accused of pulling gun on family during alleged meltdown

Rajon Rondo in street clothes

Jan 18, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) arrives at Toyota Center before a game against the Houston Rockets. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Rajon Rondo is facing some extremely troubling allegations from a woman who filed for an emergency protective order against the NBA star last week.

Ashley Bachelor, Rondo’s longtime girlfriend and the mother of his two children, says Rondo pulled a gun on her and threatened to kill her during an incident at their Louisville home on May 11. She says the point guard did so in front of her and Rondo’s son and daughter, according to TMZ.

Bachelor says Rondo was playing video games with her and Rondo’s son when Bachelor asked the boy to separate laundry. Rondo supposedly became enraged and violently ripped the video game console out of the wall. Bachelor claims Rondo then went into a full meltdown and smashed several objects.

Bachelor says the children became extremely upset and she tried to calm the situation. At that point, Rondo allegedly told her “you’re dead” and left the home.

According to Bachelor, Rondo returned about 15 minutes later and began banging on the back window with a gun. He allegedly told her to “go get my f—ing son!” and she complied out of fear. Bachelor says Rondo “yanked” the boy outside and began screaming at him and asking why he is afraid of his father. She claims Rondo then demanded that the daughter come outside, and Rondo began yelling at her for the same reason.

Bachelor filed for the protective order on May 13. She told a judge that this is not the first time Rondo’s behavior has been alarming and that he has been abusive toward her and the children.

“I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior,” Bachelor said. “He is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive. He physically hits our son and calls him names like ‘p—y’ and accuses him of acting like a ‘b–ch.’

“Rajon verbally assaults our daughter. He calls her names like ‘thot, b—h, and d–khead.’ Rajon has made several threats on my life, saying at various times he will shoot me or shoot up my car.”

A judge granted the protective order.

Rondo, 36, began last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The four-time All-Star was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team deal in January. He averaged 4.8 points and 4.4 points per game. He is set to become a free agent this summer.

Earl Thomas arrested for being spotted at restaurant

Earl Thomas at the Pro Bowl

Jan 25, 2020; Kissimmee, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas (29) during AFC Practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earl Thomas had a warrant issued for his arrest recently, and the former All-Pro safety was taken into custody on Friday night.

Thomas was arrested in Orange, Texas, after someone spotted him out at a restaurant and called the police. A person saw the 33-year-old at Spanky’s Bar and Grill at around 8:35 p.m., according to Kierra Sam of 12 News.

Thomas had a warrant issued for his arrest on April 27. He was charged with a third-degree felony for “allegedly violating the protective order order two or more times within 12 months.” Thomas committed the violation by allegedly sending threatening messages to the mother of his children.

Thomas was a big part of the “Legion of Boom” defense for the Seattle Seahawks. He won a Super Bowl and made seven Pro Bowls with Seattle. He last played in the NFL with the Ravens in 2019. The Ravens cut Thomas in 2020 for fighting with teammates.

Thomas and his wife Nina are in the process of getting divorced. They became estranged after a publicized incident in which she pointed a gun at Thomas’ head. We learned in Jan. 2021 that Nina obtained a restraining order against Earl following multiple drunken incidents.

Now, Nina is accusing Earl of more problematic behavior. This comes at a time when Thomas was seeking a return to the NFL.

Alleged victim in Jerry Jeudy case defends WR

Jerry Jeudy without a helmet

Aug 21, 2020; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jeudy was arrested on Thursday after he was involved in an incident with the mother of his child, but the woman feels the case should be thrown out.

The alleged victim appeared in a Colorado courtroom on Friday and told the judge that Jeudy never made physical contact with her and she never felt threatened. She asked that the domestic violence criminal tampering charge against the star wide receiver be dismissed, according to TMZ.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown explained on Thursday that the domestic violence charge was only added due to Jeudy’s relationship with the woman, who is the mother of his 1-month-old daughter. The woman summoned police to keep the peace after Jeudy was accused of withholding the baby’s car seat and medical records. Jeudy allegedly told police he had taken the items because the woman had one of his phones and refused to return it to him.

A judge imposed a mandatory protection order on Jeudy, but the alleged victim did not request a no-contact order. Jeudy spent the night in jail on Thursday despite police saying there was “no physical contact” between him and the woman.

Jeudy’s lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, said Friday that Jeudy should have never been arrested.

Jeudy was charged with second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer.

The 23-year-old Jeudy is entering his third NFL season. He was limited to 10 games last season due to an ankle injury he suffered early in the year.

Police release new details regarding Jerry Jeudy arrest

Jerry Jeudy warming up

Aug 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports

Police have released new details about the arrest of Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown said Thursday that Jeudy was involved in an incident with the mother of his one-month-old daughter. The woman summoned police to keep the peace. Jeudy was accused of withholding the baby’s car seat and medical records, as well as the woman’s wallet. Jeudy allegedly told police he had taken the items because the woman had one of his phones and refused to return it to him.

Brown added that the domestic violence charge against Jeudy was added because the woman was the mother of his child. Jeudy is not accused of physical violence, and there was “no physical contact” between Jeudy and the woman.

Jeudy was arrested Thursday and was held at the Arapahoe County Jail. In addition to the domestic violence charge, Jeudy has been charged with second-degree criminal tampering for allegedly withholding the car seat and medical records.

Jerry Jeudy arrested on domestic violence-related charge

Jerry Jeudy without a helmet

Aug 21, 2020; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested in Colorado on Thursday.

Jeudy was taken into custody by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office just before noon on Thursday. Police said he was charged with second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Second-degree criminal tampering in Colorado is defined as tampering “with property of another with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to that person or to another or if he knowingly makes an unauthorized connection with property of a utility.” The domestic violence enhancer is a result of Jeudy’s relationship with the person who made the allegations.

The 23-year-old Jeudy is entering his third NFL season. He was limited to 10 games last season due to an ankle injury he suffered early in the year.

The Broncos drafted Jeudy with the 15th overall pick in 2020. The former Alabama star has 90 catches, 1,323 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons.

Arrest warrant issued for former Pro Bowl safety

Earl Thomas at the Pro Bowl

Jan 25, 2020; Kissimmee, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas (29) during AFC Practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earl Thomas’ comeback attempt may have hit a skid.

An arrest warrant was issued for Thomas on April 27, the Austin American-Statesman reported on Friday.

Thomas has been charged with a third-degree felony for “allegedly violating the protective order order two or more times within 12 months.”

Thomas committed the violation by allegedly sending threatening messages to the mother of his children. The American-Statesman shared some details about the messages.

Thomas, 33, was a big part of the “Legion of Boom” defense for the Seattle Seahawks. He won a Super Bowl and made seven Pro Bowls with Seattle. He last played in the NFL with the Ravens in 2019. The Ravens cut Thomas in 2020 for fighting with teammates.

Thomas and his wife Nina are in the process of getting divorced. They became estranged after a publicized incident in which she pointed a gun at Thomas’ head. We learned in Jan. 2021 that Nina obtained a restraining order against Earl following multiple drunken incidents.

Now, Nina is accusing Earl of more problematic behavior. This comes at a time when Thomas was seeking a return to the NFL.

Police share findings in college baseball water cooler investigation

Kansas Wesleyan water cooler poison

Police in Kansas opened an investigation this week after a college baseball team was accused of trying to poison the water cooler of an opponent, and they have determined that neither team was responsible for what happened.

Kansas Wesleyan University filed an incident report last week with the Lindsborg Police Department following allegations that someone with Bethany College tried to poison Kansas Wesleyan’s team water cooler. The alleged incident occurred on April 24, which is when KWU played the third of a three-game series against Bethany College. KWU won the game in an insane 33-2 blowout. After the game, a Twitter account called KWU Barstool shared a photo of what allegedly showed paint thinner in Kansas Wesleyan’s water cooler.

On Thursday, a spokesperson for the LPD told TMZ that no one from either team tampered with the water supply. Rather, two male juveniles were identified as being responsible. The investigation is still ongoing.

KWU listed offenses in its incident report that included criminal threat, contaminated food/water sources, battery, knowing/recklessly causing bodily harm and criminal damage to property. Bethany College also filed a report with the police over the same incident.

It is unclear if charges will be filed. While it is certainly good news that a team did not attempt to poison an opponent, that does not make the act any less disturbing.

Bears’ Byron Pringle facing troubling allegations after arrest

Byron Pringle without a helmet

Jan 23, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle (13) celebrates after defeating the Buffalo Bills in an AFC Divisional playoff football game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears wide receiver Byron Pringle was arrested in Florida on Saturday and is facing some troubling allegations.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Pringle was pulled over in his Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Pasco County, Fla., on Saturday. An officer said he witnessed the car burning rubber and doing donuts on a public road. Pringle was the driver and had two passengers in the car — one other adult and a child in the back seat. The child was Pringle’s.

Police say Pringle became “verbally confrontational” with them during the stop. Officers discovered that the 28-year-old was driving with a suspended license.

Pringle was arrested and charged with reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.

Pringle signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He posted career highs across the board last season with 42 catches for 568 yards and five touchdowns. The former Kansas State star signed a one-year deal with the Bears last month.

Umpire has black eye after being punched by mother after softball game

Kristi Moore with a black eye

Parents seem to be running wild with uncontrollable rage against umpires and referees, if recent actions tell us anything.

Kristi Moore works as a softball umpire in Mississippi. She drew attention this week after she shared a photo on Facebook Sunday night of a black eye she said she received from a parent who punched her in the parking lot after a softball game.

“Ssoooo, this is embarrassing if I’m going to be open and honest about it. But, it’s real life and it’s unfortunate that it has gotten to this place,” Moore wrote.

“The next time you go to a tournament and you only have one umpire on the field…this is why. When you have brand new umpires on the field that may not know everything they should know yet…..this is why. When you don’t feel you have the quality of umpires you should….this is why. When the day comes that your kid can’t play a ballgame because there are no longer officials to call it….THIS.IS.WHY.

“Before you post the next ‘funny’ meme about umpires that suck, or are blind, or have missed callls on their phone or whatever it is, before you post about how an umpire was so awful and terrible and lost the game for you…….why don’t you sign up? Get on out there and give it a go.

“I got punched coming off a field last night. There is no excuse for this. If you think this is ok, please remove yourself from my friend list.

“Umpires are not perfect. We never will be. But guess what? No one is.”

Moore was punched by Kiara Thomas in the parking lot of the Laurel Sportsplex following a softball game between 12-year-olds that Moore umpired.

Magnolia State Live provided some details of what transpired.

“After Thomas was asked to leave the game by a coach because of her cursing, Thomas allegedly waited to confront Moore after the game,” the report said.

Thomas was arrested and charged with assault. She was fined $422.25 and released by police.

Unfortunately, we also saw an incident at a youth baseball game on Saturday in Texas where an umpire was assaulted too.

Arrest made in homicide case of brother of Browns LB

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah without a helmet

An arrest has been made in the death of Joshua Emmanuel Owusu-Koramoah, the older brother of Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.

Police in Hampton, Va. said in a news release Thursday night that 33-year-old Ronald Ivan Scott had been arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of arson for the death of Joshua.

Joshua was found dead in a burned home in Hampton, Va. on Tuesday morning. Police began to investigate the matter for a possible homicide.

Joshua played college football for William & Mary from 2016-2018. Jeremiah played college ball at Notre Dame and was a second-round pick by the Browns last year.

The Owusu-Koramoah brothers have been described as very close.

Photo: Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (28) leaves the field after the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports