Matt Barnes Is Suspended For His July Arrest

NBA Suspends Matt Barnes For His July Arrest

11/1/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

October 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) moves the ball against the defense of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIREMatt Barnes was suspended by the NBA for one game without pay after dealing with his July arrest.

The then free agent was locked up resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer in the discharge of his duties. Apparently the officer gave Barnes two citations outside a Los Angeles restaurant then was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

Barnes took responsibility, saying:

"I was in the wrong to begin with, having the suspended license initially, and then after that it was probably because my car windows are tinted. Having a tinted car is a violation, but being a professional athlete out here, to protect myself and my family, I don't want everyone to see me inside my car, see my kids inside my car and see my wife inside the car, so we take measures to stop that."

Barnes now has two years of probation, 30 hours of community service and 13 counseling sessions with a therapist.

He expressed how happy he was that the Clippers were willing to take a chance on him and is ready to put all this behind him.

No doubt, the Clippers will be happy to have him back on the roster.

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