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Rick Brunson
Rick Brunson
Position: None
Born: 06/14/72
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Most poignantly, Brunson elaborated on his court testimony that the incident that led to charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery was part of an ongoing extramarital relationship and emphatically defended his son, who led Stevenson High to its first state championship and recently earned MVP honors as USA Basketball won gold at the FIBA under-19 world championships in Greece. “It has been hell,” Brunson said. “My son is one of the toughest kids I’ve ever seen. If it was me, I would never have been able to handle what he handled, people taunting him. He’s an 18-year-old kid trying to have fun playing basketball and enjoy himself in high school. This senior year was unbelievable for him. He had to be so mentally strong. And he knew deep down this was all lies, but we had to wait to prove that in a court of law. “I let my wife down. I let my family down. I’m supposed to be an example for my kids. I did something morally wrong. But I didn’t do anything criminally wrong.”
Brunson is looking for brighter days ahead, for Jalen at Villanova and for him at points unknown. He is seeking new coaching opportunities. “I’m tired of people putting an 18-year-old kid in my BS,” he said. “This is a kid who doesn’t get paid to play basketball. He doesn’t deserve to be written about in a negative light of his father. A woman lied. We fought it and did it the right way in a court of law. “We raised Jalen the right way. He didn’t react to anything and did a great job handling this with dignity. None of this is going to break him or us.”
Former Chicago Bull Rick Brunson has been indicted on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery stemming from his arrest last month following an encounter with a massage therapist at a Vernon Hills fitness center. Brunson pled not guilty to all the charges in a Lake County courtroom this morning. Authorities say Brunson used the name of retired NBA star Patrick Ewing to book an appointment in April with the massage therapist who had previously notified Brunson that she would no longer provide him with massages.
According to the police reports, he booked the April 2 appointment under the name “Patrick Ewing,” a former star with the New York Knicks, and took the woman by surprise when he arrived and removed his clothes. The woman told police she initially protested at giving him a massage but agreed to begin a standard 60-minute session because he had already undressed and used one of her appointment slots. Police say Brunson touched the masseuse, but specifics were not released. The woman’s bra was collected for possible DNA evidence.