Matt Barnes Arrested On Domestic Violence Suspicion, Claims He Was The Victim



Matt Barnes, the finance (or whatever!) of Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento, Cali., on suspicion of domestic violence. Gloria’s name was not mentioned, although authorities described the other party as “a woman who lived with him and with whom he had a dating relationship” (Gloria confirmed her plan to move to California with Matt last month). Apparently, both Matt and she-who-was-not-named had visible injuries, but police determined Matt was the primary aggressor. He was released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday. Matt told Sacramento’s News 10 via text message, “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…” The fact that both parties reportedly were injured but Matt is claiming to be the victim indeed gives us much to think about. [ESPN]

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  1. Bri says:

    WOW! Gloria needs to step up and speak out seeing she “always keeps it 100″ and is so called “ride or die” she portrayed her relationship to be so peachy keen but look whats happening now! hmm i sense trouble in paradise!!

  2. geoff says:

    matt barnes….you’re buggin

  3. tee says:

    Man..No wonder they called off the wedding, looks like trouble in paradise. I’m not saying its okay that he hit her, but seems like that’s what she gets, acting like her relationship was so perfect and coming down so hard on Royce during Basketball Wives, telling her she will never be a ‘wifey’. Well, Gloria, looks like you won’t be one either, and if you are, we all know whats going on behind closed’ll be taking blows to the head. Get out while you can!!!

  4. Stacey Valez says:

    Still questioning why this show is called Basketball Wives???????? Every one on the show is either an EX-girlfriend still wanting to be THE girfriend or and EX-wife. Only one married chick on the show and her husband is up in every jumpoff he comes across. They all look and sound ridiculous. Evelyn, get your fake teeth fixed, Royce…….grow up, Shaunie, get over Shaq….he’s moved on, and to the rest of you get lives…’re all OLD wanna be’s trying desperately to hold on to your youth.

  5. Mike says:

    Well, Gloria seem like you are being slapped in the face with your own words. Girl grow up. Stope thinking just because you are light skinned that he was not going to cheat. Look whose the door mate now. YOU YOU YOU.

  6. Mel says:

    Wow and to think she couldnt take into account what the other wives were telling her. No one deserves to be hit! Im with Bri Gloria likes to keep it 100 so keep it 100

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  8. La Mont says:

    Damn girl! I know you’re a “ride or die” gansta chick, but don’t let that big man go upside yo head like that. That’s not “what’s up”.

  9. smh says:

    i would love to hear what gloria has to say now about her perfect man, her perfect kids, her perfect kids and her perfect life. Oh how the tables have turned, karma aint no joke!!

  10. dee dee says:

    SMDH! Its funny how life has a way of reminding us that we are human. She is so young and dumb, and made herself look silly with all the “Matt and I can teach them a thing or two” and “They are just jealous of what we have” crap, everyone said that they was just waiting for her to go through what they had gone through and WHOOP here it is…as women the right thing to do is to give her kind words of encouragement but in her case….THATS WHAT YOUR BUTT GETS!!!!! HAHAHAHA… YOUR PERFECT MAN IS JUST A DAMN MAN AFTER ALL!!! who would have thunk it…lol…you got to bob and weave girl…lol..

  11. Debbie says:

    This is the worst excuse for a show I have seen in a long time. Who gives a crap about these shallow women & the men they choose to be with (or try to be with). Let’s face it, if it weren’t for their husbands, or ex-husbands, or almost husbands noone would even know who they were. I love reality tv, but this is not entertaining in the least. These women need to pull it together & start earning some respect. Becoming a “wifey” of an NBA star does not earn you any respect. Become educated, do something good for those in need, make your own way…that earns respect! I’m sure there are plenty of other “basketball wives” (that have respect for themselves & those around them) that could replace the ones currently on the show & make it worth watching. Until that happens, I’m not interested!

  12. Karmaisamutha says:

    OOOOOOOwwwwwwiiiiiieeeeee!!!Gloria who’s jealous of you now? You remember, family is everything, right or wrong. Now go ask your sister how to deal with embarrasment, I’m sure she can tell you. Now lets see if you leave his ass. The Gloria I saw and heard would never stay with a man that raises his hands to her, lol. I heard you say to your sister that your mother raised strong women and that you wouldn’t dare put up with the way the ladies were treated. Karma is a mutha…

  13. Kim says:

    Wow! Guess their relationship is not as good as she’s claiming it is. Don’t be in denial girl!

  14. Shannon says:

    Haaa-Haa Gloria in your face!!!

  15. Saintt_Sinner says:

    She sat there poppin all that good mess about having a perfect relationship and how the other ladies are jealous of what she has…Karma is a mofo Gloria…instead of frontin’ you should have been keeping it 100 like you claim you do…Now let’s see if you leave Matt as you claim to be a strong woman…I don’t feel bad for either one of them…I only feel bad for the kids…They have a control freak for a father and a naive nitwit for a mother…

  16. Mayte says:

    Wasn’t Gloria going on how perfect her relationship was, and that the other girls were jealous?! That’s what happened when you brag, or lie because the truth will always rear its head. Now Gloria how perfect is your realtionship and life is again?

  17. amiwright says:

    I believe him and he’s right. Most time the men will be the one arrested because for some stupid reason ppl think women cannot be the aggressor in these situations. Women know this and the will play on it like they are the victims. I’ve seen it done before and would not have any part in it.

  18. Amanda says:

    LOL good for ya. I guess “that’s what’s up” huh?

  19. Twan says:

    WOW Mrs.ride or die.It’s whatever Girl U stupid. Dont ever let a man have that much control over your life. You need to rely on Jesus! But your trust in no man. Karma is s B. What you said was real stupid to Royce, think before you talk. Now who lookes stupid? yeah U

  20. moniev says:

    I’ve always believed Gloria is not happy no matter what she says. She’s in pain. She’s trying to save his image by making that statement. She and Matt need Jesus. Pray for them.

  21. OwensInt says:

    In today’s society domestic violence is becoming more prevalent in the African American community. I think that it time we start seeking out help for abusive spousal partners.

  22. Khandi says:

    not ms.thang, she talk so much about the other woman like she had the best relationship.i hope she not planning to stay with him. they were trying to school her

  23. CMOB says:

    Wow i can not believe this !!!!!!!!!! Gloria was nasty and i can’t say i am sorry to see this.
    (Ride or Die) thats what up !!!! Girl 1st thing you need to do is make up with Royce b/c she always had your back and all u did was talk about her. If your relationship is that strong a cheerleader or dancer will not bother you.

  24. Face2face says:

    Celebrities tend to get more publicity then they want but as much as I don’t agreed with domestic violence I have to say this is a grown ass woman.So no matter what you or the next person is trying to school her about the final decsicion is hers. Her Life, her choice she likes it I love it and them other nosy *itches need to concentrate on their own business or relationship fix that *hit!!!

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