Watson Accusers Speak Out Against Browns Trade & Signing, ‘It’s Just A Big Screw You’

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Two of Deshaun Watson’s accusers appeared on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel to discuss their ongoing lawsuits against Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Both of the women commented on the Cleveland Browns giving Watson a $230 million guaranteed contract after trading for him.

“It’s just like a big ‘screw you,'” Ashley Solis said of Watson’s new contract with the Cleveland Browns. “That’s what it feels like. That we don’t care. He can run and throw, and that’s what we care about.”

Solis told Soledad O’Brien that she felt threatened by Watson after his alleged misconduct.

“He just said, ‘I know you have a career to protect,’And I know you don’t want anyone messing with it just like I don’t want anyone messing with mine.’ To me, that’s when I got really scared,” Solis said.

Another accuser, Kyla Hayes, told HBO, “I felt like he’s being rewarded for bad behavior.”

The NFL is investigating whether Watson violated its code of conduct rules. As a result, the league questioned Watson in person last week.

In Atlanta,¬†at the NFL’s spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell couldn’t offer a timetable for when a decision on a possible Watson suspension may be made.

Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits from women that allege unwanted sexual behavior during massage sessions. Two Texas Grand Juries have declined to pursue criminal charges against Watson.