“I kicked his ass from the back yard to the front room, and spit in her face,” the text read, according to the source.
A source close to Fisher confirmed the fight, but insisted it wasn’t as one-sided as Barnes claimed.
Mara and co-owner Steve Tisch had come to Mc Adoo's defense after an embarrassing loss to the then-winless San Francisco 49ers on November 12, saying his job was safe until the end of the season.His handling of the Manning benching seemed to seal his fate, but on Monday, Mara insisted Mc Adoo was not fired simply for replacing a franchise icon. '2-10 is 2-10 and obviously the public reaction to that was not pleasant, but that really didn’t have any effect on our decision.'At the time of Manning's benching last week, the former top pick was given the option of starting the Giants' remaining games and extending his streak – the most among active quarterbacks – but last Tuesday, a tearful Manning said it would be too difficult to start a game in which he knew he'd be removed.She denied he had abused her during a fight at their home, and the charge was later dropped.Earlier this year, the NBA fined Barnes ,000 for directing “inappropriate language at a fan” who was seated courtside during a May 1 playoff game — and who turned out to be the mom of Houston guard James Harden.It was reported on Monday that the New York Giants fired head coach Ben Mc Adoo (right) and general manager Jerry Reese in the midst of a 2-10 season.
Mc Adoo recently benched longtime starting quarterback Eli Manning (left).
The NBA didn’t detail the trash talk, but reports on Twitter claimed that Barnes, who later apologized, said, “Suck my d- -k, bitch.” Barnes was also fined ,000 in January for kicking water and cursing at a fan in Washington.
Later that month, he was fined another ,000 for swearing at Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, who Barnes later said “cussed at me” first.
Also, he explained, such a scenario 'tarnishes the streak.'Mc Adoo said he chose to bench Manning in order to evaluate backups Geno Smith and Davis Webb.
Fan reaction to Manning's benching was immediate, with many calling for Reese and Mc Adoo to be fired – something that happened less than a week later.
“Matt then drove down there to beat the s–t out of him.” Fisher and Barnes were teammates on the LA Lakers for two seasons.