Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14


Matt Barnes was caught on video using profanity and a homophobic slur during a July arrest, and he has apologized for his language.


Barnes was arrested on July 30 for an outstanding traffic warrant and for threatening an officer. The Clippers forward was released on $51,000 bail later that night, and now we have video that shows his alleged uncooperative behavior from that evening.


TMZ obtained and published video from the arrest, and it shows Barnes and his wife, Gloria Govan, appearing to give the officers a difficult time while resisting arrest.


The video shows an officer telling Govan, who was standing next to Barnes, to “turn around and put your hands behind your back.”


“For what?” she responds.


Govan continues to refuse to move away from her husband and complains that another officer wouldn’t tell them why Barnes was being arrested. She suggests the officers “pow-wow” and then let them know why the arrest is being made.


“And why don’t you ask [the] officer how he found Matt in the first place?” she asks one officer.


“Yeah, by f—ing stalking me, which is probably illegal,” Barnes chimes in.



The officer then explains to Govan that they have a warrant for Barnes’ arrest, and he tells her to step aside so that her husband can be handcuffed. She begins pushing the officer’s hands away as they attempt to move her away.


Barnes continues to move around as the officers attempt to handcuff him. At one point he slips his hand away to give car keys to Govan, which the officers appear to consider an act of resistance.


“I’m going to jail because you’re a f—ing fa–ot and you followed me,” Barnes angrily complains about one of the officers.


The Clippers forward then drops a few more f-bombs before he is led toward the police car, which is when the video cuts out.


It’s unclear what happened leading up to the point when the video begins, but TMZ previously reported that the officer whom Barnes accuses of stalking him knew that Barnes had an outstanding arrest warrant and waited two hours outside a restaurant before confronting him. TMZ also reported that Barnes’ arrest warrant was for failing to appear in court for driving on a suspended license.


Last week, Barnes, through his attorney, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of unlicensed driving and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to two years of probation, and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service and attend 13 counseling sessions with a private therapist.


Barnes issued an apology for his offensive language.


“I would like to apologize for the unfortunate language I used,” Barnes said, according to TMZ. “I know that certain words are extremely hurtful.


“I meant absolutely no disrespect to anyone. This comment, spoken in the heat of a difficult moment, does not accurately reflect my actual point of view.


“I hope that any and all offended parties can accept my sincerest apologies.”

4 Comments:
  • " “I meant absolutely no disrespect to anyone. This comment, spoken in the heat of a difficult moment, does not accurately reflect my actual point of view."

    So if I got mad and called you a ******* ******, and wanted to hang you, but turned around and said the same words as you stated in your press release, then you would love me and all would be good!...LOL your a ******* idiot!
  • It used to be fun. Playing baseball,football,soccer,... You name it, we did it and had no problems. Why? Sportsmanship ruled. Nowadays, things are not the same, with all the in-your-face kind of cussing, and racially charged slurs being slung around with no concern or carefor anyone. A bit of ribbing is fine, but things can get out of hand as more and more of our sports people let themselves get mired in the muck. Then, this business of clobbering for cash,... (and I am not even going into the widespread use of drugs, or all the dicking around). It is just too much. What a shame. It is no wonder why less and less of us spend good money anymore on spectator sports, let alone encourage our kids to get into it.
  • Disgusting. Another example of self-entitlement and harrassing the police. There was a warrant for that idiot. I cannot believe this liberal attitude.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

Brandon Browner fined $8K for throwing Brandon Gibson to turf

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

It is not Chip Kelly's fault if Eagles miss playoffs

Video: Swaggy P elbows Steven Adams in throat, gets ejected

Video: Grizzlies buy car for assistant who had his stolen

Video: LeBron takes pass to the face from Dion Waiters

New video of Ray Rice incident emerges

President Obama calls James Franco “James Flacco”

NBA games of the weekend: Rondo's Dallas debut, Bulls-Grizz

Tuscaloosa students will have two days off if Bama plays in National Championship

Brady scares the **** out of his teammates celebrating

Longhorn Network’s yule log? Five hours of BEVO

Will a Chiefs WR finally catch a TD in Week 16?

Jon Lester and the Cubs

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.