Barkley allegedly spit on girl, 8

March 28, 1991|By Knight-Ridder News Service

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers allegedly spit at an abusive spectator Tuesday night and missed, instead hitting an 8-year-old girl.

The incident happened with 1 minute, 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the 76ers' game against the New Jersey Nets. The child had a front-row, baseline seat. A witness said Barkley had spit at a fan who had been harassing him.

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