Former Chicago Bulls player Rick Brunson may avoid a trial over an alleged sexual assault on a massage therapist at a Life Time Fitness in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Brunson's lawyers requested a final pre-trial meeting with Judge James Booras on May 21 ahead of the scheduled May 26 jury trial. The judge said the case might still be negotiated, according to the Tribune report.
Brunson was arrested and charged with sexual abuse, attempted sexual assault and three counts of battery on June 25, 2014, stemming from an April 2, 2014, incident at the club involving a massage therapist.
The therapist allegedly had declined to work on Brunson in April 2014. Brunson allegedly booked the April 2 appointment with her using the name of former NBA star Patrick Ewing.
Brunson played nine seasons in the NBA with eight teams and served as an assistant coach with three NBA teams, including the Bulls.