go to MSN.com
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.”

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
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

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao close to deal for fight

TJ Lang: Suh wanted to fight me after stepping on Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Hernandez jurors allowed to watch Super Bowl

Tiger misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate during presser

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rex Ryan: Seahawks need to ‘take the air out of the football’

J.J. Watt buys cabin in the middle of nowhere to train

Six teams have done background work on Peterson

NBA set to earn $700M through streaming deal in China

Wade Phillips is the best coordinator hire this offseason

Bill Belichick gives understated scouting report of Tom Brady

WATCH: Jimmy Butler throws down half-court alley-oop

President Obama zings Patriots over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's Player Of The Year candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots-Seahawks

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Most unexpected MLB free agent signings of past 10 years

Five most villainous Super Bowls of all time

Super Bowl ad focuses on acceptance of gay athletes

Foster says UT boosters paid him $40-50K while in college

Ranking the repeat Super Bowl champions

Eric Decker to Sherman: Time your conception a little better

Could Katy Perry and Russell Wilson be dating?

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.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao close to deal for fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are inching closer to reaching a deal to fight in May, according to reports. TMZ reported Friday that the two sides reached agreement to fight at the MGM Grand on May 2, which is the venue and time of year for typical Mayweather fights. However, other boxing reporters say...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago

TJ Lang: Suh wanted to fight me after stepping on Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang says Ndamukong Suh was so charged up in the Week 17 game between the teams that the Lions defensive lineman challenged him to a fight. Lang was on the radio Friday with 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit and said Suh stepping on teammate Aaron Rodgers led to their...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago

Aaron Hernandez jurors allowed to watch Super Bowl

The Aaron Hernandez murder trial started on Thursday, and it appears that the judge overseeing the trial is going to be a bit lenient when it comes to the jury. Judge now allowing jurors to watch Super Bowl but requests them to leave room if Aaron Hernandez mentioned — Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) January 30, 2015   Normally, jurors are asked to avoid everything that...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago

Tiger misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Tiger Woods on Friday suffered through a nightmarish day rarely seen from a professional golfer during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. But at least it appears he maintained his sense of humor despite the brutal showing. Facing the media after the on-course debacle, Woods stepped to the podium and managed to...Read More The post Tiger Woods after carding career...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago

Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate during presser

PHOENIX — Roger Goodell held a 45-minute news conference Friday and was asked six questions about the New England Patriots’ DeflateGate controversy. Goodell also addressed the issue during his opening statements, which came two days before the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Check out what Goodell had to say on DeflateGate below. “On the...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago

Rex Ryan: Seahawks need to ‘take the air out of the football’

Rex Ryan has made a number of media appearances during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, and the new Buffalo Bills head coach continues to prove he has not lost his sense of humor. During an appearance on the CBS Eye on Football podcast this week, Ryan snuck in a couple of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago

J.J. Watt buys cabin in the middle of nowhere to train

J.J. Watt just finished a spectacular season that saw him earn Pro Bowl MVP honors, hang out with Katy Perry, score more touchdowns than most wide receivers on the planet and challenge the assumption that a defensive player can’t be in the league MVP conversation. Watt has now rewarded himself by purchasing a log cabin in the “middle of nowhere” Wisconsin. Regarding his cabin...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago

Six teams have done background work on Peterson

Adrian Peterson definitely will be suiting up for an NFL team next season after missing all but one game last season due to his legal issues. It’s only a matter of which one. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that according to league sources, a half-dozen teams — by his count — reportedly have conducted some background...Read More The post Report: A half-dozen teams have done...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago

NBA set to earn $700M through streaming deal in China

Television rights deals have become one of the main sources of income for professional sports leagues over the years.  It’s a multi-million dollar business, and often times, multi-billion dollar business for the biggest leagues.  But when it comes to revenue from television deals, we usually just focus on what professional sports earn in America.  There’s a bounty of money...
Via Awful Announcing
20 hours ago

Wade Phillips is the best coordinator hire this offseason

This Sunday the 2014-15 NFL season will officially come to an end, and Wade Phillips didn’t set foot on a single sideline. Let’s make a pact to ensure that never happens again as long as he’s willing and healthy. The Denver Broncos just did their part by hiring Phillips, and he’ll now be the defensive coordinator as part of a shiny new coaching staff. Before long we...
Via This Given Sunday
20 hours ago
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.