Entertainment Sports Former NBA Star Matt Barnes Appears to Spit on Fiancée's Ex-Husband at NFL Game Barnes has since filed a restraining order against his fiancée's ex-husband, former NFL player David Patterson Jr. By Jason Hahn Jason Hahn Jason Hahn is a Human Interest and Sports Reporter for PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE's Los Angeles Bureau as a writer and reporter since 2017 and has interviewed the likes of Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady. He has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He previously worked for Complex Magazine in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 26, 2023 04:04 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Robin L Marshall/Getty Former Golden State Warriors star Matt Barnes appeared to spit in the face of a man later identified as his fiancée's former husband, according to TMZ Sports. On Wednesday, the outlet published a video showing the 42-year-old retired NBA player engaged in a verbal altercation with his fiancée's ex-husband, David Patterson Jr., before the start of an NFL game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday. Patterson, a 37-year-old former NFL defensive end, was previously married to Barnes' fiancée, model Anansa Sims. The two appeared together on the reality show, Beverly's Full House, and share three children. The footage showed Barnes apparently spitting in Patterson's face as a group of people attempted to separate the two. PEOPLE reached out to Barnes' representatives on Thursday morning. Patterson did not have a comment. LeBron James Becomes Second NBA Player in History to Score 38,000 Points as He Closes in on All-Time Record Greg Doherty/Getty Barnes has since requested a temporary restraining order against the former Atlanta Falcons player, PEOPLE has confirmed. In court documents, Barnes claimed that Patterson was the aggressor of the incident, and told police that Patterson "hunted me down and aggressively confronted me," TMZ reported. Inside Matt Barnes, Gloria Govan and Derek Fisher's Complicated Love Triangle "[Patterson] shoved me, and I was forced to push him off of me," Barnes said, according to the documents. "I did not want the altercation to physically escalate further, and out of frustration with him seeking me out and his unrelenting repeated harassment I spit in his direction in disgust." Barnes also accused Patterson of harassing him for months, claiming he is "jealous" of his relationship with Sims. RELATE VIDEO: Nia Long and Ime Udoka Break Up After 13 Years Together Following NBA Coach's Alleged Affair Police told TMZ that an investigation into the matter is ongoing. In an update on Thursday, the outlet said a judge approved the restraining order.