Matt Barnes had an altercation where he spit on his fiancee’s ex. Barnes was at the Cowboys vs. 49ers game when the whole ordeal happened.
Barnes claims the man threatened him and shoved him. According to TMZ, Barnes encountered his fiancee’s former husband, David Pattereson Jr., in a concourse at the venue.
Video obtained by TMZ Sports shows Barnes spitting at the man before getting in his face. In the footage, the two had words and even tousled a little until they finally went their separate ways.
Two days later, Barnes filed a civil restraining order alleging that Patterson Jr. was the altercation’s aggressor.
Court documents say Barnes said Patterson Jr. “hunted me down and aggressively confronted me.” He said the 37-year-old yelled profanities and threats at him, called him names and incited the crowd around them “into a frenzy by yelling out my full name repeatedly.”
He continued saying that Patterson Jr. “shoved me, and I was forced to push him off me. 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.”
Barnes said that Patterson Jr. has been terrorizing him for months.