Cleveland Browns winger Deshaun Watson has responded in relation to 22 pending civil cases involving sexual assault allegations against him.
On March 25, Deshaun Watson’s agreement with the Cleveland Browns became official. Watson is now contracted to play in Cleveland for 5 years with a guaranteed $230 million.
The Browns have been widely criticized for their acquisition of Watson, who So far all criminal charges cleared have not faced pending litigation for 22 civil cases filed a lawsuit against him. During his first press conference for the Browns, Watson denied all allegations of sexual assault and misconduct that have been brought against him over the past year.
Watson also said that he has never “disrespected any woman,” noting that he was raised by a single mother and his two aunts.
Watson says he doesn’t have “any regrets” because he “never did anything these people are alleging.”
Watson also said that he wants to show the Browns’ dressing room and the city of Cleveland “who he really is.”
Deshaun Watson denies assault allegations during Browns launch press conference
Although Watson has been cleared of all criminal charges and allowed to pursue his dealings with the Browns, NFL fans remain skeptical of Watson’s innocence as there are still 22 civil cases pending. untried handling against him. The jury’s decision not to indict Watson means that there isn’t enough evidence to convict him of the offences, but it also doesn’t completely absolve Watson of these serious charges.
Giving Watson the most guaranteed money in NFL history is clearly considered poor optics by many people in the league. Even the Browns admit that while there are financial incentives to design their deal the way they did, it certainly doesn’t look good in the public eye. For some, the Browns disgraced because they chose to sign with Watson.
https://fansided.com/2022/03/25/deshaun-watson-says-never-assaulted-women-despite-allegations/ Deshaun Watson says he has never assaulted any woman despite the allegations