Athletes and Domestic Violence

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  • Deion Sanders, Pilar Sanders, domestic violence
  • Floyd Mayweather, Josie Harris, domestic violence
  • Matt Barnes, Gloria Govan
  • Lance Stephenson, Jasmine Williams, domestic violence
  • O.J. Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson
  • Mike Tyson, Robin Givens, domestic violence
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  • Chad Johnson, Evelyn Lozada, domestic Abuse

Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan

In September 2010, the Los Angeles Lakers’s Matt Barnes was arrested and charged with suspcision of domestic violence. Police responded to a call at a Sacramento residence and found both Barnes and then-fiancée Gloria Govan with injuries. One day after the incident, Govan, who appeared on VH1’s Basketball Wives, struck down any accusations of abuse, saying in a statement that the NBA player “has never physically abused me or my family.”

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