Browns’ Deshaun Watson tackles new lawsuits, potential NFL comment: I just want to ‘clear my name’

Deshaun Watson Address the reporters Tuesday for the first time in more than two months, the Browns’ quarterback again declared his innocence in the face of a 24 (and said soon to be 26) civil suit alleging sexual assault or misconduct. While the former Texas star declined to provide specifics about his case, citing some questions to his legal team, he lamented the impact his situation had on society while reiterating his desire to “clear my name.”

“I was honest and honest,” Watson said. “I’ve never forced anyone, I’ve never assaulted anyone. I’ve said it from the start, and I will continue to do so until all the facts emerge.”

24 women have publicly sued QB for his actions as a “serial sexual predator” with New York times I recently reported that Watson called in at least 66 women over a 17-month period for private massage therapy sessions. QB attorney, Rusty Hardin, claimed consensual activity occurred on select occasions, while Watson continued to deny any wrongdoing at his press conference on Tuesday, ignoring a question about the 25th and 26th defendants’ willingness to come forward: “I can’t control what the other party does with legal proceedings.” .

“The most important thing for me is just to clear my name,” he said. “I have never insulted, disrespected or harassed anyone. But at the same time, I understand that I feel remorse as far as the impact on society, people outside of myself only, and that includes my family, including this organization, which includes my teammates in this locker room and who have to answer these questions, including the Cleveland Browns fan base, which includes males and females, and everyone around the world.That’s one thing I regret, the effect it’s had on so many people, and from hard to deal with.”

He was asked about a recent report of his legal team once Offer $100,000 to each of his accusers To settle the claims, Watson neither confirmed nor denied the proposal, citing “a separate process (that was) going on with another organization in November…before it became the Cleveland Browns.” (Watson was still working for Texas in November, but wasn’t playing for him.) QB also refused to address a case times Report when asked if he actually used 66 women for massage during his career in Texas: “I don’t think so, but this is more of a legal question that I can’t go into details about.”

And through all the accusations, Watson added, my teammates, Brown’s staff and his legal team “rallied around me and supported me.” He hinted at undergoing counseling to address the mental aspects of his case, while noting that he was willing to answer any questions his fellow players might have about his situation.

Later Tuesday, Houston attorney Tony Busby, who represents 24 women with active lawsuits against Watson, issued a statement in response to Watson’s press conference:

We’ve sent out the video of Watson’s press conference,” Buzbee said via “We appreciate the Cleveland market and their strong support in relation to their new quarterback, Deshaun Watson. BUT: Given the volume of credible cases presented, the testimony of the principal investigator, and the indisputable facts, heartbreak, pain, and havoc Watson has caused, we believe it would be appropriate to see Deshaun Watson expresses some regret or remorse for the way he treated these women, Some have filed a lawsuit while others have not yet. Attending some kind of counseling would be at least a step forward. We have nothing to say about it.”

As far as potential NFL discipline goes, Watson seemed resigned to the possibility of suspension, which is widely expected despite two Texas grand juries rejecting criminal charges against the QB. He told reporters on Tuesday that he “answered every question honestly” in meetings with NFL investigators, but acknowledged “they have to make the decision (that) is best for the league” and later said “you have to respect” whatever decision they make about it. Entry status 2022.

brown hm Reportedly highly committed to Watson despite the accusations against him. As part of their massive bid to get him from Houston in March, when they shipped three first-round picks plus other assets to Texas, Cleveland signed Watson on a record five-year, $230 million fully guaranteed contract.

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