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Law enforcement confirms that Matt Barnes turned himself into police Wednesday to face an assault charge stemming from the NYC nightclub brawl that occurred back in December.

Barnes was cited for misdemeanor assault for allegedly choking a woman at Avenue nightclub in the early hours of Dec. 5th.  According to NY Post, Barnes turned himself in at the 10th Precinct station house and was issued a desk appearance ticket.

Barnes claimed he was merely defending himself when it turned into chaos inside the club.  Barnes was there with his Sacramento Kings teammate, DeMarcus Cousins, who allegedly tried to help him.  Cousins was not charged with a crime.

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