Report: Matt Barnes texted friend that he beat up Derek Fisher, spat in wife’s face
Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes reportedly attacked Knicks coach Derek Fisher for dating his estranged wife, Gloria Govan.
New details are emerging, and they cast Barnes in an even worse light.Ian Mohr of the New York Post:
Following the dust-up, Barnes, 35, texted a pal that he had not only assaulted Fisher, 41, but also took revenge on Govan, one source said.
“I kicked his ass from the back yard to the front room, and spit in her face,” the text read, according to the source.
If this becomes a criminal case, Barnes’ text could incriminate him.
In the court of public opinion, the presence of Barnes’ children and his spitting in his wife’s face make this even more disturbing.
Unfortunately, not everyone views it that way. Too many are laughing off the incident.
Albert Burneko of Deadspin had the best take I’ve seen on this situation: