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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Clippers’ Matt Barnes crosses line in tweeting frustration after ejection

11.14.13 at 8:03 am ET

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‘€¢ Veteran NBA enforcer Matt Barnes appears to be running out of patience with his Clippers teammates.

Barnes was ejected from Wednesday night’s victory over the Thunder later in the second quarter after pushing Serge Ibaka, who had gotten tangled up with Clippers star Blake Griffin. Ibaka was ejected as well.

After pulling his son out of the stands and going to the locker room, Barnes tweeted his frustration. Although he soon deleted it, it was retweeted and saved for posterity:

I love my teammates like family, but I’m DONE standing up for these [N-word]! All this [expletive] does is cost me money..

“I think he’s very emotional and down that he got thrown out,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I get that part, but the choice of words obviously, that’s not a word I’m a fan of in all venues.”

Added teammate Jared Dudley: “He’s a really tough guy and sometimes he wants that [from] everybody. It goes both ways. We’ve got to be a little bit tougher, and he’s got to be a little bit smarter.”

‘€¢ Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, a favorite for the Heisman Trophy, was the subject of a sexual battery complaint last December, and the police investigation remains active.

A lawyer for Winston claimed he was told in February that the case is closed, but a representative for the Tallahassee Police said differently Wednesday. “The case is open and active, and the victim is working with the State Attorney’s Office.” said spokesman David Northway.

Florida State coach Jumbo Fisher would not comment on the allegations, but he said of Winston: “I think the world of the young man. Always have.”

A redshirt freshman, Winston has passed for 2,661 yards 26 touchdowns against seven interceptions in leading the Seminoles to a 9-0 record and the No. 2 spot in the BCS standings.

‘€¢ Veteran relief pitcher Brian Wilson is known as much for his beard as his success on the mound. Wilson, a free agent after spending the past season with the Dodgers, is so serious about his beard that he reportedly won’t consider negotiating with the Yankees because of the team’s policy against facial hair.

The Yankees apparently are moving on as well, as general manager Brian Cashman said, “Cross him off the list.”

Earlier this year, Wilson allegedly turned down a $1 million offer from a razor company to shave his beard, saying the beard is “going with him to the grave.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Nov. 14, 1967, which Red Sox representative was named Major League Executive of the Year for helping put together the Impossible Dream team that reached the World Series?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “A long time coming. Been so close many times.” — Bobcats center Al Jefferson on Wednesday’s victory over the Celtics, which he said was his first win over his original NBA team since being traded from Boston in 2007

STAT OF THE DAY: 320 — Consecutive home sellouts by the Lakers, a streak that ended Tuesday night when Staples Center was a reported 571 tickets short of filling the 18,997 seats

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): NBA referee Joey Crawford is not happy with a member of the mop-up crew in Philadelphia, and he lets the kid know it.

Sabres television announcer Rick Jeanneret joins his sideline reporter in the spot between the two benches to call Tuesday’s game when a broken elevator prevented him from going up to his normal perch.

TRIVIA ANSWER: General manager Dick O’Connell

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Freddie Garrity of Freddie and the Dreamers was born on this day in 1936.

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