Matt Barnes spat on his fiancée’s ex during 49ers game after alleged threats, shove

Former NBA mate Matt Barnes spat on his fiancée’s ex-husband during the 49ers-Cowboys playoffs on Sunday.

Video posted by TMZ shows Barnes approaching David Patterson Jr. shortly before kickoff, spitting on him and getting in his face. The men were separated.

In court documents, Barnes said Patterson was the attacker.

TMZ further reported that Barnes filed a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, saying Patterson “stalked me and aggressively confronted me.”

Barnes said the man shouted profanities at him, inciting the crowd around them “into a frenzy by shouting my full name over and over.”

Barnes, 42, also alleged that Patterson “pushed me, and I was forced to push him back.”

Video shows Matt Barnes spitting on David Patterson Jr., the ex of Barnes’ fiancée Anansa Sims, during Sunday’s 49ers-Cowboys game.


Video shows Matt Barnes spitting on David Patterson Jr., the ex of Barnes' fiancée Anansa Sims, during Sunday's 49ers-Cowboys game.

The video shows Matt Barnes spitting on David Patterson Jr., the ex of Barnes’ fiancée Anansa Sims, during Sunday’s 49ers-Cowboys game.


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The video shows Matt Barnes spitting on David Patterson Jr., the ex of Barnes’ fiancée Anansa Sims, during Sunday’s 49ers-Cowboys game.


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“I didn’t want the altercation to escalate physically, and out of frustration that he was looking for me and his repeated and relentless harassment, I spat in his direction in disgust,” Barnes said.

He added a claim that Patterson “is jealous of my relationship with his ex-wife” and said Patterson, a former Ohio State defensive tackle, threatened to shoot him last year.

Police told TMZ they are investigating Barnes for alleged battery.

Matt Barnes got engaged to Anansa Sims in December.

Matt Barnes got engaged to Anansa Sims in December.


Matt Barnes got engaged to Anansa Sims in December.

Matt Barnes got engaged to Anansa Sims in December.


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Barnes and Anansa Sims announced their engagement last month.

In October, Patterson’s fiancée, Melisa Andino, filed a restraining order against Barnes, accusing him of abusing the three children shared by Patterson and Sims, according to The Blast.


Matt Barnes played in the NBA from 2004-17.
Matt Barnes played in the NBA from 2004-17.
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Barnes played in the NBA from 2004 to 2017 and is currently a co-host of Showtime’s “All the Smoke” podcast alongside Stephen Jackson.

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