Last week, we reported on what a great week Matt Barnes was having, given his secret wedding and the fact he got off with some minor traffic violations after being charged with felony resisting arrest. Well, Matt didn't necessarily handle that great week with class. Who's shocked?
The officer that arrested Matt had previously stopped the basketballer twice before, so clearly the pair had history. The cop even waited outside the restaurant where Matt was having dinner with Basketball Wives LA's Gloria Govan for hours to arrest NBA player on suspicion of driving with a suspended license (he wasn't). When Matt tried to hand his keys to Gloria, the officer charged him with felony resisting arrest. Hmm…something tells me there is more to the beef between these two that meets the eye!
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According to TMZ, the drama went down with a lot of yelling and some gay slurs on the part of Matt. When the cop approached Matt, Matt asked to see the warrant for his arrest. The officer informed Matt that he could see it once they got to jail. At that point, Matt began to walk away, saying "Touch me and see what happens."
Well, when the officer did touch Matt, he turned to give Gloria his keys and was arrested. That is when Matt called the cop a b*tch. A tape of the incident shows Matt shouting to the officer, "You're the f**king fa**ot who followed me!" Way to keep it classy, Matt. While I understand that Matt was probably beyond frustrated with this policeman, slurs of any kind are unacceptable.
The site can give a little bit of insight into the animosity between the pair. During one of Matt's prior stops by the officer, his car was impounded. Matt, who had an injured ankle at the time, asked the cop for a ride and was refused. Sounds like the dude isn't much of a Lakers' fan, doesn't it?
TELL US-WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING ON BETWEEN THIS COP AND MATT? SHOCKED MATT USED A GAY SLUR?
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