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Matt Barnes

Suspended By NBA

Over Cop Drama

10/30/2012 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Matt Barnes has been suspended by the NBA for one game (without pay) ... after the L.A. Clippers forward pled "no contest" to interfering with the duties of a police officer.

According to the NBA, Barnes will serve out his suspension tomorrow -- when the Clippers play their season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The punishment stems from an incident back in July -- when Barnes was arrested for driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest.

As we first reported, Barnes eventually pled no contest to misdemeanor interference with the duties of a police officer ... and his suspended license charge was dropped when he proved he had a valid license.

Barnes just tweeted about the NBA's decision, calling it a "joke" -- but wishing his team good luck in his absence. He'll be back on Friday when the Clippers face the Lakers.

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MoraMore    

how about the whole season?

632 days ago
2.

marymac    

Arrogant POS

632 days ago
3.

Jay W.     

This NBA star is grossly overpaid.

632 days ago
4.

david 183    

Wtf!! When did the NBA become the moral police.

632 days ago
5.

OH NO!    

It's Erkel all grown up!

632 days ago
6.

datruth    

some of these arrogant fools just dont get it and need to be taught a lesson...just no gratefulness nor humility these days...smh

632 days ago
7.

myopinion    

Of course they have to suspend him for one day without pay! at least he has a job!

632 days ago
8.

Laura    

He's right about one thing..the punishment is a joke. It should have been the whole season.

632 days ago
9.

Joao    

"Time out", It's a damn shame you have to treat supposedly "grown men" like children... Those dumb idiots don't understand anything except punitive consequences.

632 days ago
10.

Twig    

Wait until he gets fined for saying the suspension is a joke!

632 days ago
11.

Phishie from Philly    

Good! He deserves it.
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Phishie from Philly

632 days ago
12.

OMG    

LOL these people are not having a good end of the year. His wife and his sister in law just got fired fom Basketball Wives!

632 days ago
13.

christy    

I hope the clippers trade is smart ass to a nobody team for is stupid remark on twitter! Grow up! Stop using twitter to hide behind & tell your owner!

632 days ago
14.

furious cupcakes    

He looks like the little dude on A Bugs Life.

632 days ago
15.

yepitsme    

I agree with MORAMORE, MARYMAC and JAY W. This POS has NO respect for anyone which is apparant and that 'thing' of a wife is even worse. I was reading the morons' comments on the video of POS and his loser wife being extremely disrespectful to a police officer and they were stating "ya have to have probable cause." People REALLY ARE THAT STUPID to believe that! Hello idiots, the police officer DID have 'probable cause' to approach POS Barnes. IT'S CALLED AN ACTIVE WARRANT. When you are in law enforcement or truly work in any law profession (attorney, officer, etc) then come tell ME how it works. I know the rules and laws. Proudly married to a police officer and I'm so tired of pompous asses like Barnes and his trolls defending his rude, obnoxious and ILLITERATE actions. GET RID of s*** like he and his wife from this planet would be the greatest gift to mankind. Imagine how well behaved (there's a joke) their kids will be in the future when they're adults. Lord help us all.

632 days ago
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