Former NBA journeyman Matt Barnes spit on his fiancée’s ex-husband on the 49ers-Cowboys playoff on Sunday.
Video published by TMZ exhibits Barnes approaching David Patterson Jr. shortly earlier than kickoff, spitting on him and getting in his face. The lads have been separated.
In courtroom paperwork, Barnes stated that Patterson was the aggressor.
TMZ additional reported that Barnes filed for a brief restraining order in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, claiming that Patterson “hunted me down and aggressively confronted me.”
Barnes stated that the person yelled curse phrases at him incited the group round them “right into a frenzy by yelling out my full title repeatedly.”
Barnes, 42, additionally alleged that Patterson “shoved me, and I used to be compelled to push him off of me.”
“I didn’t need the altercation to bodily escalate additional, and out of frustration with him in search of me out and his unrelenting repeated harassment I spit in his path in disgust,” Barnes stated.
He added a declare that Patterson “is jealous of my relationship along with his ex-wife,” and stated that Patterson, a former defensive deal with at Ohio State, threatened to shoot him final yr.
Police instructed TMZ they’re investigating Barnes for alleged battery.
Barnes and Anansa Sims introduced their engagement final month.
In October, Patterson’s fiancée, Melisa Andino, filed a restraining order towards Barnes, accusing him of mistreating the three youngsters shared by Patterson and Sims, according to The Blast.
In a earlier incident in 2015, Barnes drove to Los Angeles to assault Derek Fisher, who at the moment was teaching the Knicks, for courting his ex-wife Gloria Govan
Barnes performed within the NBA from 2004-17, and is presently the co-host of Showtime’s “All of the Smoke” podcast alongside Stephen Jackson.