Deshaun Watson - Allegations


AlaskanAssassin

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This is pretty crazy. I'm always reluctant to rush to judgment when there are accusations like this, but when it's three separate suits, with apparently several more that will be filed soon, it's seems like this is for real. Reading about some of this stuff, if it is in fact true, I'm not sure how this guy plays in the NFL again. This third suit alleges that he forced her to have oral sex.........isn't another word for that "Rape"?

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id...on-accused-sexual-assault-third-civil-lawsuit

Pretty crazy because Deshaun has always been seen as a really stand-up guy in the NFL.
 


Avery

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Whether true or not, it destroys any trade value for his market as no team is going to touch him while this litigation is in motion.

I think Houston would almost prefer these accusations to be true so they can have an out for his contract and start anew.
 

Wes Mantooth

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Whether true or not, it destroys any trade value for his market as no team is going to touch him while this litigation is in motion.

I think Houston would almost prefer these accusations to be true so they can have an out for his contract and start anew.
Lol no.
 

Avery

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You don't think Houston would love to take his contract off the books?

Of course they'd rather get some draft capital in return, but at this point, Houston would consider it a sunk cost and would love to toss his contract away for a guy who hates the org.

Part of that is the Texans fault as they're an inept organization and let Bill O'Brien flush them down the toilet, but their relationship is not salvageable.
 

Beer

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You don't think Houston would love to take his contract off the books?

Of course they'd rather get some draft capital in return, but at this point, Houston would consider it a sunk cost and would love to toss his contract away for a guy who hates the org.

Part of that is the Texans fault as they're an inept organization and let Bill O'Brien flush them down the toilet, but their relationship is not salvageable.

I think they'd rather get 4 first rounders, a starter or 2, and a few mid round picks.
 

Wes Mantooth

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You don't think Houston would love to take his contract off the books?

Of course they'd rather get some draft capital in return, but at this point, Houston would consider it a sunk cost and would love to toss his contract away for a guy who hates the org.

Part of that is the Texans fault as they're an inept organization and let Bill O'Brien flush them down the toilet, but their relationship is not salvageable.

No, I don’t. I don’t think they’d want to dump a top 6-7 qb.
 

Avery

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No, I don’t. I don’t think they’d want to dump a top 6-7 qb.

No reasonable team would, but the Texans have had the worst FO in the NFL. Their relationship with Watson is toxic because they trade assets like Hopkins for peanuts.

Probably wishing they would have pulled the trigger on a pre-draft trade now as you know Goodell is going to suspend him even without evidence.
 

AlaskanAssassin

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No reasonable team would, but the Texans have had the worst FO in the NFL. Their relationship with Watson is toxic because they trade assets like Hopkins for peanuts.

Probably wishing they would have pulled the trigger on a pre-draft trade now as you know Goodell is going to suspend him even without evidence.
Legitimate question. How much evidence is necessary (to warrant suspension) when 6 different women are accusing someone of sexual misconduct.
 

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Legitimate question. How much evidence is necessary (to warrant suspension) when 6 different women are accusing someone of sexual misconduct.
I would say reasonable evidence that any one of the allegations is true. Certainly multiple allegations strengthens the credibility of each allegation, so I'd say if the story of one person is credible then it's enough.
 

Avery

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Legitimate question. How much evidence is necessary (to warrant suspension) when 6 different women are accusing someone of sexual misconduct.
Honestly, not much. Innocent until proven guilty doesn't exist with the NFL's code of conduct. Goodell has shown he'll suspend even if formal charges are presented or even dismissed.

Having six different people accuse you of something doesn't bode well for your case. We should let it play out, but Watson's public image may never recover even if he's found innocent.

My guess is Goodell will suspend Watson indefinitely while the case proceeds. It's probably why HOU signed Tyrod Taylor yesterday to a one-year stint.
 

Archie Moses

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Legitimate question. How much evidence is necessary (to warrant suspension) when 6 different women are accusing someone of sexual misconduct.
Enough evidence that its more than a simple allegation imo.

It's a tough question because one or the other is a victim.

I don't have the right answer by any means, but damn. People sexually assault people and people lie about it.

(I make this comment not knowing anything about DW other than the headlines and what I heard on ESPN.)
 

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