No Charges Filed Against Matt Barnes

The Sacramento DA will not file charges against Matt Barnes. After being arrested on September 8th, Barnes was facing the possibility of being brought up on domestic violence charges. A disconnected 911 call led deputies to his home after an alleged altercation occurred between Barnes and his fiancée.

Citing a lack of evidence, the district attorney has chosen not to move forward with the case.

While his fiancée denied any altercation occurred, one can only hope this is an isolated incident. As it relates to his professional career, it would be a huge distraction for both Barnes and the Lakers to begin the season under these circumstances. On a personal level, it is an auspicious start to relationship headed for the altar. Again, the hope is that all the facts in the case were carefully weighed and a decision to drop any potential charges was done so in the appropriate manner.

Domestic violence is one of the great unspoken evils of society and its ramifications are far reaching. For Barnes this signals the end of his legal woes. Only the parties involved know what occurred that day. Perhaps this is all one big misunderstanding muddled by public conjecture. At least, that is the hope.

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