Matt Barnes is breathing a sigh of relief now that he won’t be charged for allegedly beating his fiancée.
According to TMZ.com, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office has decided not to charge Matt with domestic violence following his arrest last month.
"The decision was made following additional investigation, and was based on the insufficiency of the evidence,” the D.A. explained.
Police reported to Matt’s home on September 8 after receiving a 911 call. Matt, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, was arrested for felony domestic violence when cops noticed that both and he and fiancée Gloria Govan had been injured during a fight.
The incident shatters the image Matt and Gloria had been presenting to the world. The public was introduced to the couple earlier this year on VH1’s “Basketball Wives” and the pair boasted that they had the only stable, healthy relationship on the show.
Since the arrest, Gloria has insisted that Matt never abused her and the allegations against her man aren’t true.
Matt’s attorney told TMZ, "We were confident that no crime occurred and we think [the D.A.] made the right decision."
— Sonya Eskridge