Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, for the first time, publicly apologized to the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.
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After having a productive rookie season cut short by injury, Watson guided the Texans to consecutive division titles in 2018 and 2019 and led the league in passing yards in 2020.
He also received Pro Bowl honors in each of his three seasons as Houston’s primary starter. He has the highest career completion percentage of all time (minimum 1,500 attempts), and is second in all-time career passer rating.
Beginning in 2021, Watson has been sued by more than two dozen female massage therapists accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Watson has denied any wrongdoing despite settling 20 claims of sexual misconduct.
Disagreements with the Texans’ front office and multiple sexual-misconduct lawsuits kept Watson out for the entire 2021 season and eventually led to a trade to the Cleveland Browns.
In March 2022, Watson signed a five year contract worth $230 million, one of the most expensive contracts in NFL history.
Deshaun watson Wiki
Watson was born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 14, 1995 to Deann Watson and Don Richardson. He attended Gainesville High School from the fall of 2010 and played for the school’s Red Elephants football team.
|Born:||September 14, 1995
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12|
Gainesville head coach Bruce Miller had planned to start a rising junior at quarterback to execute his spread offense, but Watson won the starting spot, becoming Miller’s first-ever freshman starting quarterback.
During his high-school career, Watson set numerous state records, including those for total yards (17,134), total touchdowns (218), career passing yards (13,077) and career passing touchdowns (155). He rushed for 4,057 yards and 63 touchdowns.
Watson excelled in his junior year, winning a state championship and earning accolades such as Junior All-American, 2014 Player to Watch and 2014 Top 100 Recruit. During his sophomore and senior years, Watson led Gainesville to the state semifinals.
NFL star Deshaun Watson used “at least” 66 female massage therapists over a 17-month period between 2019 and 2021, a bombshell report from the New York Times revealed.
Watson has been sued by 24 massage therapists for alleged sexual misconduct. An additional woman sued, but withdrew her suit.
Two more therapists made criminal accusations but did not sue. Fifteen defended Watson with statements of support.
At least four worked with Genuine Touch, the massage firm hired by NFL franchise the Houston Texans.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers have identified five additional women during the investigation process, and the New York Times’ Jenny Vrentas confirmed 15 more women through interviews and records reviews.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has settled 20 of the 24 lawsuits brought against him alleging sexual harassment and assault while receiving massages while he played for the Houston Texans, according to a statement from attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the female massage therapists who brought the litigation.
Solis accused Watson of sexually harassing her during a March 30, 2020, appointment. Grand juries in Brazoria County, Texas, and Harris County, Texas, refused to indict him.
The NFL says it has concluded its investigation into Watson and could announce the results soon.
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