Here’s the latest report from the Lowell Sun (h/t: Red’s Army) over the alleged altercation from Friday night in which someone reportedly threw a punch at the C’s All-Star point guard after an appearence in Lowell, MA.
Officers called a flagrant foul on a 31-year-old Haverhill man who police say took a swing at Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo early yesterday during an appearance at a downtown dance hall.
There were no free throws in Lowell, though, just a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct for Eric Valarezo, 31. Officers working details and patrolmen assigned downtown were already at Brian’s Ivy Hall, 74 Merrimack St., [Saturday] about 1:45 a.m., as a packed event featuring Rondo began to empty out.
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.
If you check out the full report, it appears this to be nothing more than a scuffle, although the alleged suspect said he wasn’t at fault:
“It was definitely provoked,” Valarezo said, when contacted by phone last night. “I wasn’t even intoxicated or anything like that.”
More on this story as it develops…..