A witness at the bar tells us … the “Jerry Maguire” actor became upset with some bar patrons who recognized him and had been taking pictures.
We're told Cuba began cussing at the people … so a female bartender approached the actor and asked him to leave.
But the witness says Cuba didn't go quietly … and shoved the bartender against a wall.
One of the bartender's co-workers called 911 … but no arrests were made at the scene.
If anyone out there where hardened criminal Cuba Gooding, Jr. is, the New Orleans police would like to know. There's a sentence I never thought I'd write!