Update: Barnes says he is the victim; responds to allegations of domestic violence.

Barnes: “U know any domestic violence situation 9 outa 10 times the man gets arrested. That’s the case here I was the victim but still got arrested. No matter what I say people are gonna think what they want…”


Holding out on more information before we rush to judgement.

Sacramento Bee: Los Angeles Lakers player Matt Barnes was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on Wednesday night on a felony domestic violence charge.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran said deputies responded to an incomplete 911 call from the 8100 block of Sunset Avenue at about 4:15 p.m., where they encountered Barnes and a woman “who lived with him and with whom he had a dating relationship.”

After speaking to Barnes and the woman, deputies determined that the two had been in a physical confrontation and Barnes had prevented the woman from talking to 911 operators. Curran said dispatchers heard the sound of a struggle in the background on the brief open line until it was disconnected.

Both parties had visible injuries but Barnes was determined to be the primary aggressor, Curran said.

Barnes is also charged with maliciously obstructing the use of a telephone line, Curran said. He posted a $50,000 bond and was released shortly before 9:40 p.m.

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  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    Smh. Get it together Matt.

  • phenor jenkins

    this is a disgrace to the lakers organization and its fans. i dont get it your rich you play for the world champion lakers you have a hot wife and beautiful kids, and yet you pull a stupid stunt like this. kobe should have a talk with matt barnes.

  • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y. Web Designs

    Not a good start…

  • phenor jenkins

    i can expect a funny ass comment from laffsatu right?

  • Sasha4Lvp

    cut his a*s! he is not worthy of being a laker! whether he is innocent or not, this behavior is not that of a laker!

    • laker101

      so you say kobes was doe right? Cheatting on his hot wife is better then hitting her?????????????

      • 242LakerFan


        • Jake Gasol

          I second “Ummm… yes.”

      • http://msn.com Jack Hoff

        cheating is better than hitting her dumbshit

  • keeponkeepinon18

    Aw man! The end to what was such a perfect, low-key off-season for the Lakers…

    I really hope this doesn’t boil up to something more! Ron getting pulled over in a someone else’s roadster and now this; I really don’t know how to react to this…

    • Savant24

      The roadster thing wasn’t bad. Like what PTI said, it was more cute that anything. Now this… this is very disappointing.

      • keepon_keepinon18

        Yeah, I’m just saying that strange day today. Matt Barnes needs to get this worked out though. Even if he puts it behind him, this sort of thing will always find a way to serve as a distraction…

  • Lakezilla

    Damn Matt. Save it for on the court bro. Dude has always been a hot head but I was hoping the Lakers would unleash him on the competition. He needs to talk to Ron about anger management LOL. Wow never thought i would say something like that.

    From the article:
    “where they encountered Barnes and a woman who lived with him and with whom he had a dating relationship.”

    BTW, i thought he was married. His wife is on that stupid reality show. He got caught beating up his jumpoff lmao. SMDH

  • bdmf

    aaaww man he better not get suspended

  • Robert.

    Wasn’t Ron-Ron caught in some type of personal scuffle years ago? (I think it was also in Sac – maybe it’s Sac).
    Anyway, no way violence like this can ever be condoned.
    Barnes should save his anger for playing hard, on the court in a game.

  • Laker101

    Yet another example of a good player not being able to keep it together. You could take the man out of the hood but you cant take the hood out of the man

  • Junya

    INNOCENT TILL PROVEN GUILTY. Thats all I got to say!

    • F__K That!

      Just because he is a Lakers?
      Don’t be stupid homer.
      No matter what really happened, just the fact he was in jail is not good at all.
      I hope this dude get his sh-t together or Lakers should just kick him out. We don’t need this kind of distraction.

      • 242LakerFan

        Actually, I believe “innocent until proven guilty” is the underlying principle of the US system of jurisprudence. The Lakers didn’t even exist when it went into effect. It has noting to do with what uni he wears.
        You are right, though, in that PR-wise, it’s a distraction at best and possibly an outright nightmare.

        • F__K That!

          I am not saying he is guilty, but the fact it escalate for him to end up in jail is not good sign. Look I never like Barnes at all. I actually hated the dude for what he did with Kobe last season. But I was willing to give the guy a second chance since Kobe open his arms to have him on the team. I wish the guy to be a great addition to the Lakers but we can’t close our eyes to the fact the dude is ghetto big time.

        • 242LakerFan

          Look, I agreed with you that it’s a PR hit, I’m just saying let’s wait till the real story or the whole story comes out before we jump all the way to “kick the bum out!” That’s all.

          • Jake Gasol

            Domestic violence accusations are the most frequent false accusations. Many times there will be a fight, and the female (and sometimes the male) will lie to cops and say the person hit them.

            However, in this case, there appears to be actual injuries. The whole story, though, could reveal that MB was attacked by an angry girlfriend and they simply got roughed up while MB was defending himself. We CANNOT make our own assumptions until there is a trial. If there is no trial because the case is dismissed, then clearly MB was correct in his statements. Let it play out before making judgment.

            Nevertheless, this is certainly bad for PR, and just like Kobe’s rape allegations, Laker Haters will assume he’s guilty.

          • lilkobe24


  • TeamMorrison

    He should visit Ron’s psychiatrist and maybe learn a little bit. I just dont get it.

  • Lakerway24

    Take it easy…. We don’t actually know anything yet
    Never know how things will turn out

  • Da_real_acosta

    Sucks even good guys may fall at times,, Matt needs to keep his head up and get his shit straight he has a contribute to the LAKERS this year if they gonna win another title!

  • http://www.sweetandsoulful.com Ms. Shona A. James

    Nobody really will EVER know what EXACTLY happend except the 2 of them. People are so judgemental these days. Yeah it happens!, but we never really know the truth (from experience) NOBODY except the two, and like they said 9 out of 10 times its’s the mans fault (WE THINK) and that’s usually from the PoPo’s story. Not ever the “TOTALTRUTH” only from the 2 “victim’s… I’m jus sayn!

  • rondo

    The way some of you guys sound make me think we have a bunch of saints with halo’s. We tend to pass judgement on people to much and most of us have skeletons in our closets. Man is innocent until proven gulity.

  • avcpl

    Glad it happened in the off-season…

  • The artist formally known as Brown Hater

    For everyone saying cut him or he disgrace the Lakers organization & that he doesn’t deserve to be a Laker. Would you be saying these same things if it were Kobe or Pau. And don’t say it would never be Kobe because 6yrs ago he was in a bigger mess that wasn’t true. Get all the fact and then pass judgement, just make sure bones don’t fly out of your mouth from all your skeletons when you do.

    • F__K That!

      if was Kobe and Pau we would not say that but Barnes has a history of being a jerk and maybe a guy who can cause trouble.
      I would say if he pull a distraction like that during the season the Lakers should kick him out.
      The guy needs to be a professional and act like one.

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  • The artist formally known as Brown Hater

    A History what because he got into Kobe’s face once and had a tweet war with Odom. If you remember his history is why the lakers signed him. I agree he needs to get his act together & I’m glad this didn’t happen during the regular season but to say cut the guy with out knowing what really happened is a bit much.

  • 242LakerFan

    I think the best idea is to wait for the official details to come out. You can’t convict a guy on what comes out in an initial press report. I mean it could blow up into a whole Tiger Woods-esque fiasco or it could be nothing at all.

    • 242LakerFan

      Don’t forget, The US is a country where people call 911 for Chicken McNuggets!

      • LbC Ya562

        LMFAO too true! Yo Im waitin on yo ass to come up with some stories on here lol. You always have me dying man.

        • 242LakerFan

          Ooo a fan! I’m all a-flutter!
          Seriously, thanks but I’ll leave the writing to those who have time for it and young folks like Anna trying to make her name in the industry. All the researching and writing is too time consuming. My job and my 5-year-old keep me plenty busy. I come here to relax and have fun messing with idiots like Laffs atu.

          • LbC Ya562

            LoL yea I come on here daily but rarely comment. Your shit always makes me chuckle though lmao U seem pretty knowledgable about the Lakers

  • laker fan for life and death

    Matt Barnes needs a little anger managment class.
    Dude women will always go crazy and hit a guy when they are pissed. Ever household in America that has a married couple has experinced a fight.
    Matt needs to get in to some therapy and in the gym and pratice his skills with Ron Ron who has been boxing .

  • xtro

    save your fury on lebron, wade, pierce, and ‘melo, bro!

  • Topper

    Devin Ebanks has to fill the void now lol jk.

  • datruthbme11

    yall really want this guy we just signed gone….BE REAL
    we brought him hear for a reason …
    MATT TAKE CARE OF THIS BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS im jus dissappointed but kick off the team THANK GOD yall sinfull bums cant cast the 1st stone

  • trish

    Let’s not judge Matt until the truth comes out. Its 3 sides to a story his side, her side and the truth.

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  • DCLakeshow

    I said from the very beginning, that acquiring Matt, seems like a good basketball move. ONLY… if he could put aside these childish actions/ war of the words with Shaq’s Ex and her followers. To twitter back and fourth to win a battle against such LEACHES says something about him. Now, I know…innocent until proven guilty, but Matt…if you really want to be a Bad Boy…then you need to learn how to move in silence. Do that…and you’ll be able to collect your ring at the end of the season.

  • RIo Rondo

    I never ever hit a biatch!!!! But I’ll sure shake the hell out of the biatch!!!

  • rondo

    Rio Rondo you are a fool!

  • Str8 Ballin

    Can we have the Positive News not the negative? I em tired of this Sh*t.

  • TheLAKERSwon09

    You come to an elite team like the lakers and you go dicking around like that?!

  • lakers0828

    what an idiot

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    so barnes knocked a bitch out?did the kobe fight back?

  • Grammar Patrol

    There’s always three sides to a story—his side, her side… and the truth.

  • LizzakeShizzow

    That caesar cut gotta go and his fiancee is bangin. he better clear this sh*t up by the regular season.