Matt BarnesAnd from the world of, “I Knew This Off Season Was Going Too Well,” newest Laker Matt Barnes was arrested tonight on felony assault charges, and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.

According to police, Barnes was arrested for assualting the woman “who lived with him and with whom he had a dating relationship.”   He posted a $50,000 bond and was released shortly after 9:30 PM tonight.

According to,

After speaking to Barnes and the woman, deputies determined that the two had been in a physical confrontation and Barnes had prevented the woman from talking to 911 operators. Curran said dispatchers heard the sound of a struggle in the background on the brief open line until it was disconnected.

Both parties were said to have visible injuries, but Barnes was determined to be the primary aggressor according to police.  Barnes is also charged with maliciously obstructing the use of a telephone line.  He’s scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Wow, thanks Matt.  Great timing too.  Let’s hope this isn’t as bad as it sounds.