LA Laker Arrested for Domestic Violence, Pleads Innocence on Twitter
Ugh. I feel like all I blog about are athletes that have been arrested for, or are involved in, some form of domestic violence. I'm getting tired of reading these disturbing accounts, really I am.
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.
Barnes' response via Twitter:
Update 1 9.9.2010 8:50 AM
Barnes: "I was the victim but still got arrested.. (via text) 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.."
Update 2 9.9.2010 9:06 AM
Update 9.9.2010 6:06 PM
Matt Barnes' fiance Gloria released a statement stating the charges of violence against her and her family are false.