Patriots

Antonio Brown denies new sexual misconduct allegations through lawyer

Antonio Brown denies new sexual misconduct allegations through lawyer

Antonio Brown's lawyer has been busy over the last seven days.

The New England Patriots wide receiver's attorney, Darren Heitner, released a statement Monday denying new allegations of sexual misconduct detailed in a Sports Illustrated report from earlier in the day.

In that report, an artist told author Robert Klemko that Brown approached her naked while she was painting a mural of Brown at his Pittsburgh-area home.

"I was about 40% done (with the mural) on the second day, and I’m on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt-ass naked, with a hand cloth covering his [penis] and starts having a conversation with me," the artist told Klemko.

The woman has not pressed charges against Brown, whom she claims also "ghosted" her after the incident and left her painting unfinished in his home.

This report comes six days after Brown's former trainer, Britney Taylor, accused the wide receiver of sexual assault and rape in a civil lawsuit last Tuesday.

Brown also denied those allegations via Heitner, but Taylor reportedly is meeting with the NFL on Monday, so it's possible the league could take action depending on what information comes to light.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.

Updated Patriots wide receiver depth chart after Mohamed Sanu trade

Updated Patriots wide receiver depth chart after Mohamed Sanu trade

Tom Brady played with a "B Team" of pass-catchers Monday night and still helped the New England Patriots erase the New York Jets 33-0.

A day later, that "B Team" is getting an upgrade.

The Patriots reportedly are acquiring wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick. With 377 receptions and 4,300 yards under his belt over seven-plus seasons, Sanu gives Brady a dependable target he desperately needs.

In fact, Brady could have a full complement of weapons in a matter of weeks if Josh Gordon returns from injury and rookie N'Keal Harry can integrate into the offense when he becomes eligible to play in Week 9.

Here's a look at the Patriots' updated wide receiver depth chart with Sanu in the fold:

Julian Edelman
Josh Gordon
Mohamed Sanu
Phillip Dorsett
N'Keal Harry (eligible to return Week 9)
Jakobi Meyers
Gunner Olszewski

Not too shabby.

At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, Sanu also gives New England a third big-body wideout along with the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Gordon and the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Harry.

If Gordon is able to return from a hamstring injury, the Patriots can roll out this lineup (sans Harry) next Sunday in a home game against the Cleveland Browns.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.

Report: Patriots acquire Mohamed Sanu from Falcons for second-round pick

Report: Patriots acquire Mohamed Sanu from Falcons for second-round pick

The rich are getting richer.

The morning after demolishing the New York Jets to improve to 7-0, the New England Patriots are acquiring wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2020 second-round draft pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported early Tuesday morning.

According to Rapoport, New England tried to trade for Sanu during the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Patriots were in the market for a wide receiver, entering Monday night with just three healthy receivers behind Julian Edelman in Phillip Dorsett and rookies Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski thanks to Josh Gordon's injury.

Sanu has been a consistent producer over eight NFL seasons split between the Cincinnati Bengals and Falcons. He has 33 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown this season and is coming off a career-best 838-yard campaign in 2018.

The 30-year-old also played college ball at Rutgers from 2009 to 2011, where he overlapped with Devin and Jason McCourty, Duron Harmon and Patriots assistant coach Steve Belichick, who was the team's long-snapper.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.