NBA champ Matt Barnes came face to face with his fiancée’s ex-husband at Levi’s Stadium during the San Francisco 49ers-Dallas Cowboys NFC divisional round matchup on Sunday…and the confrontation ended with him spitting in David Patterson Jr.’s face.
The pair had been trading insults and shoving each other before Barnes spit on him. Barnes filed a temporary restraining order in Los Angeles County Court after the incident against Patterson.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, he said Patterson “hunted me down and aggressively confronted me,” and that Patterson was screaming his “full name repeatedly,” which caused the crowd to go “into a frenzy.”
“I was forced to push him off of me,” Barnes said. “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 added that Patterson has been pestering him for months because he’s jealous of Barnes’ relationship with his ex-wife.
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