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Matt Barnes Released From Jail

Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes was released from jail after being  arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer who stopped him for a traffic warrant.

Barnes was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for driving with a suspended license. 

Police say Barnes allegedly made a verbal threat to the officer who was issuing him the ticket.

Barnes, a free agent, averaged 7.8 points per game last season for the Lakers. Barnes has played for eight different franchises over a nine-year NBA career.

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