Less than two years after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his fiancée, Gloria Govan, NBA forward Matt Barnes, 32, has gotten in trouble with the police yet again.
Barnes was arrested July 30 due to an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license, but then threatened a police officer, causing him to be charged additionally with a felony for resisting an executive officer, according to TMZ.
For the past two seasons, Barnes was a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, but is currently a free agent. He was arrested in California. Manhattan Beach police Lt. Steve Tobias said, "Mr. Barnes did not cooperate and threatened" the officer, the Los Angeles Times reports.
He was held on $51,000 bail - $26,000 for the unpaid warrant, and $25,000 for the felony.
Back in 2010, when Barnes was arrested after a domestic violence situation at his home, he claimed his innocence on Twitter, ""DON'T LET YOUR EARS WITNESS, WHAT YOUR EYES DIDN'T SEE!!!"
Similarly, after his arrest Monday night, he took to twitter again, to deny media reports writing, "Funny how a small situation turns into a "Urban Legend".. A $26,000 traffic ticket?? Come on now ... Have a good night".
Barnes posted $51,000 bail and was released late Monday. He is scheduled to appear in Torrance Court on Oct. 1.
Matt Barnes later tweeted: "Oh.. For all you perfect people out there looking at me w/your nose in the air, who have "NEVER" missed a court date for a 'TRAFFIC VIOLATION' God Bless You..."
Barnes averaged 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.9 minutes per game last season.