Former Warrior Barnes spits in face of fiancee’s former husband

Former Golden State Warrior and Sacramento King Matt Barnes gets ready to let the spit fly at former Atlanta Falcon and former husband of Anasa Sims, David Patterson Jr in a push and shove at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara parking lot on Sun Jan 22, 2023 before the NFC Divisional game (photo from TMZ Sports)

By Jerry Feitelberg

Former Golden State Warrior and Sacramento King Matt Barnes according to court documents said that the former NFL player and Atlanta Falcon David Patterson Jr had hunted Barnes down and aggressively confronted Barnes before Sunday’s NFC Divisional game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

Barnes said that Patterson shoved him and Barnes pushed back and said in 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 said that Patterson Jr had been harassing him for months and after the incident Barnes had filed a restraining order. Barnes said that Patterson had shoved him in the parking lot at Levi Stadium and that he had no other recourse but to shove Patterson back to get him off him Barnes also spit in Patterson’s direction during the physical confrontation.

Witnesses who were there during scrap stepped between the two of them. The issue amongst them is regarding Patterson’s ex wife Anasa Sims who got engaged with Barnes in December. Anasa was a model and had three kids with Patterson Jr. Barnes stated that the motive for Patterson’s hunting Barnes down and being aggressive was because of jealously.

Patterson’s fiancée Melisa Andino said that Barnes is the one who is mistreating Patterson and Sims’ three kids and filed a restraining order against Barnes. Barnes in 2015 attacked former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher because Fisher was dating Barnes ex-wife Gloira Govan.

Barnes played in the NBA between 2004-2017.and is currently co-hosting “All the smoke” on Showtime with former Warrior Stephen Jackson.

Jerry Feitelberg is a Golden State Warriors beat writer for

Mariotta and Falcons rushing attacks sink 49ers 28-14 in upset win

Atlanta Falcons tight end celebrates his receiving touchdown in the third quarter at Mercedez-Benz Stadium on Sunday OCT 16, 2022. (Atlanta Falcons)

by Marko Ukalovic

Injuries eventually catch up to the best teams.

The Atlanta Falcons took advantage of the San Francisco 49ers injuries on defense as they dominated the trenches in a shocking 28-14 win on Sunday afternoon at Mercedez-Benz Stadium.

San Francisco had its two-game winning streak snapped and fell to .500. Atlanta has won three out of its last four games to get to .500 after starting the season losing its first two games.

Atlanta (3-3) pulled a reversal of fortune as they pulled a page out of San Francisco’s playbook by controlling the game on the ground and their defense shutout the 49ers offense in the second half.

The Falcons rushed for 168 yards on 40 carries led by Caleb Huntley’s 59 yards on 16 carries. San Francisco on the other hand could not establish its strong running attack as it only had 60 yards on just 16 carries.

The 49ers missed Nick Bosa, Arik Armstead, Jimmy Ward and Javon Kinlaw on the defensive side of the ball as they were out with injuries. To make matters worse, cornerback Charvarius Ward was injured in the first half and did not return to worsen an already depleted secondary.

Atlanta’s defense made San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense one-dimensional in the second half as they pressured quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo into throwing two interceptions and rushed throws that ended in incompletions.

San Francisco (3-3) didn’t do itself any favors on the offense with a couple of dropped passes and penalties by the offensive line in the second half that either prevented big plays or negated them.

“When you put yourself in that hole, you can’t overcome some drops (by our receivers) that we missed I thought. There’s no room for error and that’s pretty obvious that’s self-explanatory,” Shanahan said.

Atlanta drove down the field on their opening possession going 74 yards on 11 plays that resulted in a two-yard reception by tight end MyCole Pruitt from quarterback Marcus Mariotta. It was the first opening drive for a touchdown the 49ers defense had given up this season.

The Falcons were gift wrapped their second touchdown when Jeff Wilson Jr. fumbled at his own 20-yard line. Ishiah Oliver picked up the ball and ran to the one-yard line before fumbling it in the end zone where Jaylinn Hawkins recovered it to give Atlanta a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter.

“These guys believed. They understood the focus on playing a (good) team like that does a lot of differnt stuff. They (San Francisco) got some really good players, and they were locked in,” Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said.

It was the biggest deficit San Francisco had suffered this season.

San Francisco got back on track by scoring the next 14 points with a Garoppolo connecting with wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk for two receiving touchdowns in the second quarter.

The first for Aiyuk came on a wide receiver screen for a 12-yard touchdown. His second was a 14-yard touchdown where he deked out a Falcons defender with a circle move to get free along the right wing where Garoppolo threw a perfect pass and Aiyuk did the rest.

It was a breakout game for Aiyuk as he led San Francisco in receiving with eight catches for 83 yards to along with his two scores. Tight end George Kittle matched Aiuyk’s production also having eight catches for 83 yards.

Atlanta regained their lead with 57 seconds left in the second quarter when Mariotta finished off an 11 play 75-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run where he outraced cornerback Sam Womack III to the corner pylon for a three-yard touchdown.

Mariotta gave the Falcons an insurance score with 8:40 left in the third quarter when he connected with tight end Kyle Pitts on a seven-yard receiving touchdown that completed the scoring in the game.

Marriota started out with a perfect 13 for 13 before finally throwing his lone incompletion in the fourth quarter. He finished 13 of 14 for 129 yards and two passing touchdowns. He also chipped in 50 yards on the ground on six carries and one rushing touchdown.

Garoppolo was hit and miss throughout the game as he finished 29 of 41 for 296 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wilson Jr. had a disappointing game only rushing for 25 yards on seven carries to go along with his fumble.

Atlanta’s ability to run the ball down successfully set up short and manageable third down situations that San Francisco’s defense wasn’t able to stop and kept the drives alive for the Falcons.

San Francisco offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey suffered a calf injury in the first half while blocking on a run play and did not return to the game.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 3-for-8 on third down conversions. Atlanta was 9-for-14.

San Francisco is now 48-33-1 all time against Atlanta.

UP NEXT: San Francisco returns home to host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday 10/23 at 1:25pm.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Injuries plague SF still favored to beat Atlanta Sunday

The Carolina Panthers wide receiver Shi Smith doesn’t normally get paid to tackle defensive players but tries in vain as the Panther quarterback Baker Mayfield lies facedown as the San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Mosely scores after making an interception in first half action on Sun Oct 9, 2022 at Carolina. Mosely is questionable for this Sun Oct 16, 2022 in Atlanta. (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, wanted to ask you the San Francisco 49ers (2-3) while favored to beat the Atlanta Falcons (2-3) in Atlanta the 49ers second straight week on the road. We’ll go over some of the injuries the 49ers carry coming into this game. We’ll start with defensive tackle Arik Armstead with a ankle injury.

#2 Offensive left tackle Trent Williams remains injured with that ankle injury how soon do you see him coming back and Williams no doubt is anxious to get back in the line up.

#3 Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw is out with a knee injury can the 49ers make up for his loss and talk about his absence is impacting the 49ers.

#4 Three players are in question for today’s game as well, Nick Bosa (groin), two starters defensive back Jimmie Ward (hand) and Emmanuel Mosely (ACL) some critical players how will these guys be missed and how will head coach Kyle Shanahan handle replacing them.

#5 After taking a look at this week’s 49ers IL how do you see the 49ers faring against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: 49ers continue road trip face Falcons in Atlanta this Sunday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers on Sun Oct 9, 2022 in Carolina (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Marko:

#1 How important was it for San Francisco 49ers to stay in Virginia after their win in Carolina and then fly to Atlanta to meet the Falcons this Sunday?

#2 The 49ers are coming off two straight wins one against the Los Angeles Rams and the other against the Panthers. The 49ers in both games got some excellent defense to stop both teams.

#3 In the last game in Carolina 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a great afternoon of passing throwing 18-30 for 253 yards and two touchdowns that help carry the 49ers to a 37-15 victory.

#4 49ers running back Jeff Wilson carried 17 times for 120 yards and averaged 7.1 yards a carry and scored one touchdown. There should be little surprise that Garoppolo will be going to Wilson to carry the ball in Atlanta Sunday.

#5 The Falcons are 2-2 in their last four games and have played on the road three of the last four games. They home field this Sunday how much are they looking forward to the home field advantage and can the 49ers off set that in this one Sunday?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Short turnaround from Sunday as Niners prepare for Thursday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) gets a head start on the Atlanta Falcons cornerback Fabian Moreau (22) at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Sun Dec 19, 2021. The 49ers are in Tennessee for Thursday Night Football Dec 23, 2021 (AP News photo)

#1 The San Francisco 49ers (8-6-0) don’t have much time to exhale after their 31-13 crushing of the Atlanta Falcons (6-8-0) at Levi Stadium last Sunday as they will have a short turnaround and draw down on the Tennessee Titans (9-5-0) on Thursday Night Football.

#2 Talking about last Sunday’s thriller at Levi Stadium the 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo got plenty of time to throw 18-23, 235 yards passing and one touchdown.

#3 The 49ers scored two touchdowns in each of the second and third quarters that help pad the scoring against the Falcons on Sunday a great showing of offense or what they did is the real deal and will be a force against the Titans on Thursday Night Football.

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49ers shoot down Falcons 31-13; Niners pick up fifth win in six games

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws against the Atlanta Falcons defense in second half action on Sun Dec 18, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — These are the games you’re supposed to win if you want to be playoff contender.

The San Francisco 49ers took care of business in a 31-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons (6-8) on Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium.

San Francisco has won two games in a row as they continue their playoff push for in the NFC playoff race. They are currently the sixth seed in the NFC and in the second wild card position. Atlanta has lost two of its past three games.

It was a start JaMycal Hasty would soon like to forget as he fumbled the opening kickoff that was recovered by the Falcons at the 49ers 14-yard line.

San Francisco’s (8-6) stout defense let Hasty off the hook as they made a goal line stand on a fourth and goal from their own one-yard line when Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw incomplete to Kyle Pitts.

“I thought our defense played really well in the first half,” said 49ers head coach Kyle Shanhan. “The two drives before our final drive, I think we went three and out on both. We needed to stay on the field and finish them right there. (Our) D came up huge with those four down stops which made us survive it.”

After a 48-yard field goal by Yonghoe Koo the 49ers offense revved up the engine on their second offensive possession. They drove down 79 yards on 11 plays which resulted in a 30-yard field goal by Robbie Gould. The drive was set up with receptions of 25 and 28 yards to tight end George Kittle from Jimmy Garoppolo.

San Francisco went up 10-3 on its third possession. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk rumbled in for a six-yard touchdown run to complete an eight play 77-yard drive. Brandon Aiyuk contributed a 36-yard reception and Jeff Wilson Jr. had a 17-yard rush to help set up Juszczyk’s first rushing TD of the season.

Atlanta (6-8) responded with an eight play 65-yard drive of their own capped off with a 20-yard touchdown from Ryan to wide receiver Russell Gage who leaped high up in the air over Aubrey Thomas for the reception. The drive was aided on a controversial roughing the passer penalty on Arden Key, who had sacked Ryan one play earlier.

Garoppolo marched the 49ers down the field on just six plays and 75 yards in 3:27 that resulted in a 10-yard rushing touchdown by Deebo Samuel to close out the half. Samuel had a 30-yard reception to open the drive.

Samuel now has seven rushing touchdowns on the season, compared to his five receiving touchdowns.

“I just saw it on the install,” Samuel said regarding his new hybrid role on offense. “He (Shanahan) knows my mindset when it comes to just playing the game. I’m never going to shy away from any contact or shy away from anything that they ask me to do.”

San Francisco made the second half a living nightmare for Ryan and the Falcons offense.

Ryan was sacked in back-to-back plays in their opening drive of the second half. The second sack resulted in a fumble by Ryan with Fred Warner recovering for the 49ers.

“Our pass rush is coming alive and they’re coming alive when we needed them to,” said 49ers linebacker Fred Warner. “They’re the ones who start it, penetrating on first and second down so they can earn the right to rush on third down.”

San Francisco only needed four plays to make the Falcons pay for their miscue as Wilson Jr. rushed for a five-yard touchdown to increase the Niners lead to 24-10.

“Our guys were locked in today,” Garoppolo said. “It was a big game. NFC opponent, playoff picture and everything like that. It’s December football. We knew what we were in for.”

It was Wilson’s first rushing touchdown of the season as he made his second consecutive start for the injured Elijah Mitchell.

Atlanta drove 71 yards on nine plays capped off with a 22-yard field goal by Koo.

The 49ers put the game away with another quick drive. They went 75 yards on five plays when Garoppolo completed a four-yard touchdown reception to Jauan Jennings with 5:11 remaining in the third quarter.

San Francisco’s defense held the fort late in the fourth quarter as they stopped back-to-back drives by Atlanta’s offense forcing the Falcons to turn the ball over downs icing the game for the 49ers.

Ryan, who was under duress for the majority of the game, finished 19 of 32 for 236 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions with a QB rating of 92.7. Gage led Atlanta in receiving with eight catches for 91 yards and one touchdown.

San Francisco rushed for 162 yards while holding Atlanta to just 62 yards as both the offensive and defensive lines for the 49ers dominated the trenches on both sides of the ball.

Atlanta’s playoff push took a severe blow, but the team is not ready to concede their season with three games left in the season.

“We know nothing is set in stone,” Gage said. “You know we have three games left, anything can happen. The season has been crazy as we’ve all seen. So we’re gonna go out here and try to find a way to win these last three (games).”

Garoppolo finished 18 of 23 for 235 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and a QB rating of 126.1. Wilson Jr. led all rushers with 110 yards on 21 carries. Kittle led the 49ers in receiving with six catches for 93 yards.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 6-for-11 on third down conversions. Atlanta was 5-for-13.

UP NEXT: San Francisco travels out to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football 11/23 at 5:20pm at Nissan Stadium

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Falcons Patterson and 49ers Samuel who will be the better wideout today?

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson makes a second half run agianst the New Orleans Saints on Sun Nov 7, 2021, will match up against the San Francisco 49ers Sun Dec 18, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, talk about the Atlanta Falcons (6-7) wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson he’s been compared to the San Francisco 49ers (7-6) wide receiver Deebo Samuel both have five touchdown catches this season and you’ll get a chance to compare them side by side later today.

#2 Head coach Kyle Shanahan said it’s important to have a turnover free game the 49ers are 12-1 when they don’t turn the ball over. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo wins most of his games when he doesn’t throw an interception.

#3 Joe, talk about rookie running back Elijah Mitchell who will not be in the line up for today’s game and Shanahan has said he was not “optimistic” about Mitchell even returning for this Thursday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Mitchell is clear from concussion protocols but his suffering a knee injury.

#4 The grieving process takes a long time said coach Shanahan regarding 49er cornerback Dontae Johnson who mother passed away and was away last week. Shanahan said that getting Johnson out there and to prepare for today’s game this past week will help him mentally prepare. Johnson 30 is starting in place of Emmanuel Moseley.

#5 Kickoff is at 1:25pm today at Levi Stadium between the Falcons and 49ers, the Falcons have been playing .500 ball winning four of their last eight games, defeating the Carolina Panthers (5-8) last Sunday 29-21. The 49ers are coming off a three point win against the Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) 26-23 last Sunday. Joe what’s your prediction for today’s game.

Joe Hawkes does the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Jimmy G is a can’t miss when it comes to wins and receivers; plus more 49ers news

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) drops back to throw against the Cincinnati Bengals defense Sun Dec12, 2021 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Dave:

#1 Dave in games that San Francisco 49ers (7-6) quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t throw an interception the 49ers have won. Garoppolo in his last game threw for 296 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

#2 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Garoppolo’s success in not throwing the interception is based on his letting it rip and not hesitating.

#3 Injury updates: Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair is suffering a sprained elbow and is day to day. Al-Shaair has 11 tackles and three of those for a loss also pass rusher Dee Ford is questionable for this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons (6-7) at Levi Stadium.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: 49ers gear up for a potent Eagles offense led by QB Hurts

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts carries the football against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta in the first half of action last Sun Sep 12, 2021 during week 1 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Dre Greenlaw who picked off Detroit Lions quarterback Jerod Goff’s pass for a 39 yard return last Sunday during week one will have surgery for an injured groin. Greenlaw is one of three starters for the 49ers who will be out of the line up this Sunday in week 2 in Philadelphia. Greenlaw is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.

#2 The other two 49ers who will be lost for the rest of the season are cornerback Jason Verett and running back Raheem Mostert out with knee injuries.

#3 Azeez Al-Shaair will taking over Greenlaw’s spot at linebacker Al Shaair impressed head coach Kyle Shanahan in the game in Detroit last Sunday with seven tackles, two of those he threw for loses, and broke up two passes.

#4 The 49ers will used Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles who will be in the starting line up Sunday at strongside linebacker. Flannigan-Fowles was a safety when he came in as a 2019 undrafted free agent.

#5 The Philadelphia Eagles will host the 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for week 2. Last week the Eagles crushed the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta 32-6. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts put the hurts to the Falcons with 27 completions out of 35 throws for 264 yards and three touchdowns. How do you see the Eagles matching up against the 49ers in week 2?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Colts showed too much offense and Indy defense wasn’t giving any ground to Carr

For the Indianapolis Colts quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) he was busy all day giving the touchdown signal as the Colts ran over the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise NV on Sun Dec 13, 2020 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Indianapolis Colts (9-4) are headed down the road to post season and the Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) found why after being on the other end of a lopsided loss 44-27.

#2 The Colts in first half scored ten points in each of the first and second quarters and had a 20-14 lead. The Raiders who had lost three of their last four games had to be concerned going into the second half if they could conjure up some offense to get past the Colts.

#3 The Raiders quarterback Derek Carr struggled on offense in the second half as the Raiders scored six in the third and seven in the fourth quarters well short to catch the Colts. For Carr 316 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

#4  The Colts stopped the Raiders ground game cold, none of the Raiders running backs could get any traction as Carr was the only one who carried in a touchdown but other than that for the most part the Colts defense shut it down.

#5 The Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) have won two of their last six games will face the Raiders in Vegas for Thursday Night Football this week. The Chargers got a win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday 20-17. The Raiders beat the Chargers the last time the two teams meet in LA on Nov 8th 31-26.

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