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Los Angeles Lakers' Matt Barnes Arrested for Domestic Abuse

Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Sheriff's deputies responded Wednesday afternoon to a house in Sacramento after a 911 operator received what was termed an "incomplete" call, according to sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran.

Deputies found Barnes and a woman both with visible injuries, but only Barnes was arrested after they determined he had been the primary aggressor, said Curran. The name of the woman was not released, but she was described as "a woman who lived with him and with whom he had a dating relationship."

Barnes was booked on suspicion of domestic violence and maliciously obstructing the use of a telephone line, for apparently preventing the woman from talking to the 911 operator.

He posted a $50,000 bond and was released. He is scheduled to be arraigned on September 13th.

The 30-year-old Barnes signed a two-year contract worth $3.6 million with the Lakers in July as a free agent.


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