Deshaun Watson has made a name for itself at the highest level. The QB, who will now play for the Cleveland Browns, played college football at Clemson. In 2016 he successfully led his team to a national championship title.
However, Watson has been at the center of a major controversy lately. A lawsuit was filed against him by 22 women, who accused him of molestation and sexual assault. Although a grand jury recently declined to indict him in the case, he is still under investigation by the NFL.
‘We must trust the trial in Deshaun Watson’s case’: Brown’s owner
Similarly, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam had something to say to the media on a Zoom call. He claimed that more people renew tickets than cancel them after purchasing Deshaun. “We haven’t seen any numbers for the last few days when we last checked and it’s a little misleading because I believe the renewal date ends either today or next Friday and there’s a rush but it seems that many more people renew than cancel tickets,” he claimed.
Dee and Jimmy Haslam spoke to the media shortly after Watson’s first Browns press conference. “But we respect people with strong feelings. We understand these feelings‘ Dee added. “I think we felt comfortable with the legal process‘ Dee added.
“I mean if you follow the legal process, we have to trust the legal process. I think we did that, we trusted the process, and then as we learned more and more details about Deshaun as a person, we felt good about Deshaun as a person. Two different grand juries in two different counties have considered nine different criminal cases and decided not to proceed‘ said Jimmy.
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