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A man accused of taking a swing at Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo inside a Massachusetts nightclub has been released on personal recognizance.
Eric Valarezo, of Haverhill (HAY'-vruhl), said he's innocent but had no further comment after leaving a Lowell court on Monday following arraignment on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. The case was continued after a prosecutor asked for more time to investigate.
Authorities say the 31-year-old Valarezo was arrested just before 2 a.m. Saturday at Brian's Ivy Hall in Lowell. No one was hurt.
Club manager Kevin Hayhurst says Rondo and several others, including bodyguards and fellow NBA players, were part of a crowd leaving just before closing time and didn't seem to be acting improperly.
Valarezo says Rondo pushed him and that he reacted in self-defense.
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Rajon Rondo’s Charity Event @ Harvard from Gabe Bornstein on Vimeo.(h/t Red’s Army)
Rajon Rondo threw an alley-oop to Rudy Gay during the Boston Charity Classic at Harvard University which was slightly unorthodox, in style. Rondo decided to bounce the pass off of his own forehead which worked out perfectly for Rudy who finished the dunk. I really miss the NBA.
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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…
The night prior to his charity game at Harvard on Saturday, Rajon Rondo went out to celebrate, and his evening was nearly ruined when another club-goer threw a punch (that missed) at the Celtics’ star point guard. From WHDH: “Rajon Rondo and several other NBA players were at a nightclub called Brian’s Ivy Hall in downtown Lowell Friday night when a man attacked Rondo. Rondo...
On the eve of a charity basketball game he hosted at Harvard University, Rondo was involved in an incident at a nightclub in downtown Lowell. Eric Valarezo, 31, of Haverhill, was charged with disorderly conduct, when he allegedly attempted to punch Rondo, who was exiting the club. No one was injured in the incident. Valarezo [...]
Rajon Rondo has established himself as the King of the Alley-Oop during this extended offseason. First it was the backwards pass to Kenneth Faried that got the world going crazy. Then in his own charity game in Boston this weekend, Rondo served up an oop from his forehead to Rudy Gay. What do you think? [...]
A month ago, he was rocking the no-look over-the-shoulder lob. Now, with this off-the-forehead alley-oop over the weekend, Rondo has cemented himself as the highlightiest player of the lockout. More »
You might need to watch that a couple of times to get the full effect of it.
That's Rajon Rondo from his own charity game at Harvard this past weekend. And that's Rudy Gay catching the alley oop that Rondo had headbutted to him.
The most amazing part of that is how they managed to pull that play off with all that defense draped all over them. I mean, Jeff Green...
LOWELL, MASS. (AP) - A man accused of taking a swing at Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo inside a Massachusetts nightclub has been released on personal recognizance.Eric Valarezo, of Haverhill (HAY'-vruhl), said he's innocent but had no further comment after leaving a Lowell court on Monday following arraignment on ...
After his bigtime charity game at Harvard on Saturday night, Rajon Rondo and several of his friends, including Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks and Nate Robinson of the Memphis Grizzlies went barhopping.
Rondo shocked fans at the game by bouncing a pass off his forehead to Rudy Gay for a dunk. After the game on Saturday night, Rondo was involved in an incident...
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo led a group of NBA players in the Boston Charity Classic at Harvard on Saturday night in a game that pitted Rondo's green team against a white team led by Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch.
In one respect, last night was a big man's dream.
Kendrick Perkins, the first to sign up for Rajon Rondo's Charity...