Matt Barnes was granted a temporary restraining against his fiancee’s ex-husband following their altercation on Sunday.
The court-ordered protection comes just a few days after Barnes spat on David Patterson Jr. during a heated exchange at the Cowboys vs. 49ers playoff game.
TMZ reports the restraining order is expected to be active until February 16th. In addition, Patterson is not permitted to be in contact with Barnes and must stay at least 100 feet away from the former NBA player. Patterson is also not allowed to be in possession of any firearms as part of the order.
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Barnes initially filed the protection order on Tuesday and claimed Patterson was making his life difficult.
In the documents, Barnes claimed Patterson “hunted” him down at Sunday’s game and “aggressively confronted” him. Barnes said Patterson yelled out profanity and made threats which allegedly led to the spitting incident.
The 42-year-old also stated that Patterson has harassed him repeatedly for months and is “jealous of my relationship with me ex-wife.” Last year, Barnes claimed Patterson threatened to shoot him with a gun.
Nevertheless, Barnes says he believes Patterson is “trying to bait me to damage my reputation.” The two are expected to appear in court for the incident next month.