UPDATE 2:49pm ET: Bret Lockett says that the report of his relationship with Kim Kardashian is true in an interview with NESN’s Jeff Howe. 

New England Patriots safety Bret Lockett is about to become a tabloid sensation.

Lockett allegedly had a five-month affair with Kim Kardashian, who is engaged to NBA player Kris Humphries, according to TMZ, which cited this week’s issue of “In Touch.”

NESN.com contacted Lockett’s agent, Bardia Ghahremani, who had no comment.

Kardashian’s attorney told “In Touch” she would sue Lockett and the magazine if it ran the story.

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Report: Kim Kardashian Cheated on Fiance With Patriots Safety Bret Lockett