Report: Tony Buzbee Says Several Of Deshaun Watson’s Accusers Will Be In Attendance At Player’s Debut Vs Texans
The Houston Texans are preparing to host the Cleveland Browns next week, including a familiar face that was considered a major story for the Texans this past off-season. Quarterback Deshaun Watson is set to make his 2022 NFL season debut, hoping to not only pick up a second consecutive win for the Browns but also get his football career back on track. The Browns are coming off a major overtime win against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, keeping their hopes alive for the playoffs for the moment.
This will be the first time Watson sees regular season action since the 2020 season, as many eyes will be on him to see how he performs. However, some fans expected to be in attendance will be those who Watson was recently in a legal battle with. Houston attorney Tony Buzbee said that he and several of Watson’s accusers will be in attendance this Sunday. “I will be there to welcome Deshaun back to Houston,” Buzbee said.
Approximately ten of Watson’s accusers are reportedly expected to be there. Buzbee stated that he and his clients hope to convey a strong message to Watson. That message is, “You think you put us behind you, but we are still here.”
The quarterback was suspended for alleged sexual misconduct against numerous women. During the NFL’s investigation, the league learned that Watson had been accused civilly by more than twenty women of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. Of those 20+ women, ten officially filed police complaints.
Two grand juries decided not to recommend charges be brought against Watson. However, the NFL proceeded with its own internal investigation into the matter. The investigation against Watson led to the quarterback initially being suspended by the NFL’s disciplinary officer, Judge Sue L. Robinson. However, the NFL wanted Watson to serve a suspension longer than six-games and had been pushing for a one-year indefinite suspension. Ultimately, both parties came to a compromise. In addition to the suspension, Watson was fined $5 million.
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