Matt Barnes Reportedly Wanted by Police for Allegedly Choking Woman in Club

December 5th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes is reportedly wanted for questioning after allegedly choking a woman and punching two people in a New York City nightclub Monday morning.

According to TMZ Sports, Barnes allegedly choked an unnamed woman during an argument and then hit two people who tried to break up the altercation. He was not at the scene when police arrived. "At least" one other Kings player was allegedly with Barnes at the time but was also gone before officers could question him.

"We do not believe a crime was committed," Barnes' attorney, Alex Spiro, told Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. "We are cooperating with law enforcement and are hopeful no charges will be pressed."

However, A.J. Perez of USA Today reported that "footage of the incident obtained by investigators appears to show Barnes was the assailant, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation who is not authorized to speak publicly because the investigation is ongoing."

Despite Perez's report, Barnes stated his innocence in a post on Instagram:

"We have clear standards of conduct and beha ...

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