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Matt Barnes spits in the face of his fiancée’s ex-husband at NFL game (video)

Barnes admits to shooting a wet wad at the man who was once married to his fiancée
Matt Barnes spits in the face of his fiancée's ex-husband at NFL game (video)
Matt Barnes (Image source: Instagram – @matthewkbarnes)

Former NBA player Matt Barnes is captured on video spitting on his fiancée’s ex-husband during a confrontation at the Dallas Cowboys game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023.

Barnes detailed his side of the story while filing for a restraining order in a Los Angeles County court against his girlfriend Anansa Sims’ ex-husband David Patterson Jr.

A Cleveland native, Patterson is also a former pro athlete, having starred on the defensive line at Ohio State before playing in both the NFL and CFL.

During the court filing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, Barnes claimed Patterson was the aggressor who “hunted me down and aggressively confronted me.” Barnes said Patterson was gesticulating wildly while cursing him out outside of Levi Stadium, threatening him and calling him names while whipping the crowd “into a frenzy by yelling out my full name repeatedly,” the documents read according to “TMZ.”

In retaliation, Barnes told the court that “I did not want the altercation to physically escalate further, and out of frustration with him seeking me out and his unrelenting repeated harassment, I spit in his direction in disgust.”

The video shows the two men pushing each other repeatedly outside of the stadium before being separated by bystanders.

Claiming that Patterson is jealous of Barnes’ relationship with his ex, Barnes told the court that Patterson has been harassing him for months and has even threatened to shoot him.  

According to reports, the Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating the incident. 

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