Patrick Ewing’s ex-teammate involves him in “attempted sexual assault”


patrick-ewing-rick-brunsonRick Brunson wasn’t anything special when he played in the NBA. After he retired, it seems like he has become more popular for all the wrong reasons.

Brunson used the name of another retired NBA superstar to book an appointment with a massage therapist who he allegedly attempted to sexually assault at a Vernon Hills fitness center, according to a newly released police report.

Brunson was charged last month with attempted sexual assault and aggravated battery after an incident April 2 at Life Time Athletic center.

The employee at the fitness center had notified Brunson that she would stop giving him massages in 2013, due to a undisclosed prior problem with him, according to the heavily redacted Vernon Hills police report.

Brunson, 42, was arrested June 25 in connection with the latest incident, according to the police report obtained by the Tribune through an open records request.

He had formerly booked massages with the alleged victim 10-20 times over a three-year period “always using his name,” the police report stated.

On April 2, “she was surprised to see Brunson when she walked into the massage room since the name in the appointment book was not Brunson’s but listed as Patrick Ewing.”

If you’re wondering – yes, Brunson in fact did play with Patrick Ewing for the New York Knicks during his career.

Brunson played 9 seasons in the NBA, for Portland TrailBlazers, NY Knicks, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics and Houston Rockets.

He played in total 337 NBA games (starting in 51), averaging 3.2 ppg and 2.6 apg in 13.5 mpg.


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