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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.

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Mohamed Sanu seems fired up about trade to Tom Brady's Patriots

Mohamed Sanu seems fired up about trade to Tom Brady's Patriots

Mohamed Sanu has a lot of love for the Atlanta Falcons. But when you go from a 1-6 doormat to an undefeated Super Bowl contender, you can't help but celebrate.

The veteran wide receiver turned to Twitter on Tuesday morning to confirm reports he's being traded from the Falcons to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2020 second-round draft pick.

First, Sanu tweeted his appreciation for Falcons owner Arthur Blank, head coach Dan Quinn and the rest of the organization where he spent the last three-plus seasons.

Then, Sanu turned his attention to his new employer with three simple letters.

That's a shout-out to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who captions many of his social media posts with the #LFG hashtag (short for "Let's F---ing Go!").

Brady responded minutes later and seems excited to get to work with his new weapon.

Sanu had a pretty great quarterback at his old job in Matt Ryan, but Brady is unparalleled, so it's not surprising the 30-year-old wideout can't wait to get started.

Sanu also will see some familiar faces in Foxboro, as the Rutgers alum overlapped with Devin and Jason McCourty and Duron Harmon while playing for the Scarlet Knights.

The McCourty twins gave Sanu a warm welcome Tuesday morning on Twitter.

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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.

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