Matt Barnes, former Sacramento Kings player and fiance to VH1’s “Basketball Wives” cast member Gloria Govan, was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on Wednesday night on a felony domestic violence charge, according to the Sacramento Bee.
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 before it was disconnected.
Both parties had visible injuries but Barnes was determined to be the primary aggressor, Curran said.
Barnes is also charged with maliciously obstructing the use of a telephone line, Curran said. He posted a $50,000 bond and was released shortly before 9:40 p.m.
He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
According to MTO, the two were arguing over whether Gloria and Matt’s relationship problems would be recorded for next season’s “Basketball Wives.” An insider explained,
“[Gloria] had been talking about their problems on camera, and Matt found out.”
We figured their relationship was on the rocks once they called off the wedding, but we didn’t think it had gotten to this point. Barnes’ neck does look a little red.
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