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.
We actually called police about this yesterday and were told they had no record of any arrests. Guess that paperwork must have slipped under some folders on someone's desk.
As you can see from that protional photo from the venue's Facebook page, Rondo was supposed to be there. As for the guy who took the swing at Rondo:
"It was definitely provoked," Valarezo said, when contacted by phone last night. "I wasn't even intoxicated or anything like that."
A police report makes no mention of alcohol or intoxication.
Valarezo said he reacted after he was pushed, and didn't realize until later on who the other person involved was. He is not an NBA fan.
This, by the way, happened Friday night into Saturday morning… not after last night's game. So it's obvious nothing serious went down. It doesn't seem like there was a fight or anything like that and Rondo's only involvement it seems was ducking a punch.