Deshaun Watson was smacked into controversy after facing series of sexual misconduct allegations. The athlete was traded to Cleveland Browns, despite his ongoing legal troubles. Recently, the attorney representing the women suing Watson made a head-turning claim.
Tony Buzbee, who is representing the 22 women bringing accusations of sexual assault against Deshaun claimed that the Cleveland Browns did not contacted him before trading for the 26-year-old quarterback. Tony’s claims are in stark contrast to the team’s claims that they have spent a “tremendous amount of time” researching the case.
According to ESPN’s John Barr, Buzbee said in a statement, “The Browns organization did not reach out to me. I didn’t expect them to do so, and can understand why they didn’t. But, knowing what I know, they probably should have,” The Browns have yet to respond to Buzbee’s claims.
On March 11, a Texas grand jury decided not to indict Watson on criminal charges but it should be noted, he still faces civil cases. Meanwhile, Watson and the Browns agreed to a five-year deal on Friday worth a record $230 million. The team released a statement after speaking with Watson and investigating the lawsuits.
“Those in-depth conversations, the extensive evaluation process, his dedication to being a great teammate and devotion to helping others within the NFL, within the community, and through his charitable initiatives provided the foundation for us to pursue Deshaun. We are confident in Deshaun and excited about moving forward with him as our quarterback and supporting his genuine and determined efforts.”
Considering Buzbee’s claims, it appears that the team has no interest in truly understanding Watson’s actions or hearing from the side of those who were victimized by him. Meanwhile, check out John Barr’s tweet below.
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