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New Antonio Brown report details second sexual misconduct allegation

New Antonio Brown report details second sexual misconduct allegation

The civil lawsuit filed against Antonio Brown last Tuesday may be just the tip of the iceberg.

The morning after Brown made his New England Patriots debut against the Miami Dolphins, Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko published a lengthy report outlining a pattern of repeated abusive behavior by Brown that extends beyond what his accuser, Britney Taylor, alleged in her lawsuit.

Among Klemko's revelations is a second woman's account of Brown's sexual misconduct.

In June 2017, Brown agreed to pay $700 at a Pennsylvania auction to buy a portrait of himself. Brown then invited the portrait's artist to his Pittsburgh-area home to paint a mural of himself on his wall. On her second day of work, the artist told Klemko she "was in a kneeling position while painting and turned to find Brown behind her, naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals."

"I was about 40% done 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 said.

The artist said Brown paid her $2,000 for two days of work but otherwise "ghosted" her after the incident, refusing to answer her text messages and leaving her unfinished painting in his home.

Klemko also reports that Brown is the subject of "a half-dozen lawsuits" by people he has hired in some capacity. Klemko's full report is worth a read, but here are two additional accounts of Brown mistreating his employees:

-- Dr. Victor Prisk, the owner of an orthopaedics and wellness facility in Pennsylvania, told Klemko that Brown showed up three hours late to an August 2018 meeting with him -- and "passed gas numerous times" while Prisk was testing his body fat.

 "It seemed just childish to me,” Prisk told Klemko. “I’m a doctor and this man is farting in my face."

-- Chef Stefano Tedeschi, whom Brown hired in early 2019, told Klemko he heard Brown use derogatory language toward his staff -- "Get those m-----f---ing crackers out of here" -- on multiple occasions while they hosted Brown and a group of 40 to 50 guests at a rented vacation home.

After a concierge complained to Brown's girlfriend, Chelsie Kyriss, Tedeschi said one of Brown's assistants approached him and told him, "When you speak to Mr. Brown you don’t look him in the eye."

According to a civil complaint filed by Tedeschi, Brown refused to pay the chef more than $38,500 and accused Tedeschi of making a "mafia-style threat against his life" after he found a severed salmon head in the freezer.

This is all in addition to Taylor accusing Brown of sexual assault and rape in 2017 and 2018, allegations she's expected to discuss Monday in a meeting with the NFL.

The Patriots reportedly were unaware of Taylor's allegations when they inked him to a one-year, $15 million contract last week. Klemko appeared to confirm that report Monday, writing that the Patriots "seem to have done little to no vetting of the receiver before signing him."

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Panthers TE Greg Olsen says Bears nearly traded him to Patriots in 2010

Panthers TE Greg Olsen says Bears nearly traded him to Patriots in 2010

In an alternate universe, Greg Olsen is a New England Patriot.

The veteran Carolina Panthers tight end nearly was traded back to the Pats back in 2010 when he played for the Chicago Bears. What caused the deal to fall through was the Patriots selecting Rob Gronkowski in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Olsen discussed the story of the near-trade Thursday on The Dan Patrick Show.

"Jerry Angelo brought me into his office and he's like 'hey, I'm just going to be honest with you, we have a trade in place with you contingent on how the draft falls tomorrow night,'" Olsen said. "Come to later find out through some guys I knew in the organization it was with the Patriots and it was them assuming [Gronkowski] was going to be taken in the first round.

"That year, the Patriots had three second-round draft picks and they were going to trade one of those for me if Gronk was already taken in the first round. He fell to the second round, they took him with their second-round pick, Belichick called back the Bears and said 'we're going to take Gronkowski and the trade is now off.'"

Watch below:

Olsen has told the story before, but this sheds more light on how trade talks between the Bears and Patriots went down prior to New England opting to go with Gronkowski instead.

While we can't help but wonder "what if?", it's safe to say things worked out just fine for both sides. Gronkowski developed into one of the best tight ends of all time and helped the Patriots to three Super Bowl titles, and Olsen has enjoyed a stellar career in Carolina where he's clearly cherished playing for the last eight years.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel explains what it takes to earn Tom Brady's trust

Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel explains what it takes to earn Tom Brady's trust

Michael Bennett's suspension, Tom Brady's expectations, and the hierarchy in the AFC are among the topics Tom E. Curran and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel discuss in the latest episode of Tom E. Curran's Patriots Talk Podcast. 

2:46 — Tom Curran is joined by Matt Cassel to discuss the Patriots one-game suspension of Michael Bennett. How do organizations determine a punishment for altercations and how does a player acting out affect the rest of the team?

13:41 — Matt talks about the perfection Tom Brady expects on the field (from everyone) and how that relates to N'Keal Harry being reintroduced into the Patriots offense.

21:01 — Curran wonders what it is that new or young receivers consistently mess up as they try to learn the Patriots offense. Matt gets into the Xs and Os.

24:49 — Is 'laces out' really the golden rule when it comes to place kick holding? Cassel questions this andtalks about his experience as a holder.

29:31 — Tom and Matt give their picks for second-best team in the AFC. One of the contenders may shock you (hint — it's in the Patriots' division).

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