Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was surprisingly blunt with some of his answers about the civil cases against him during his introductory press conference.
During the press conference, a reporter addressed the elephant in the room and asked him if he has any regrets about the situation he finds himself in where multiple women are accusing him of wrongdoing during massage sessions.
“I don’t have any regrets,” Watson said, via Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. “The things that came up caught me by surprise, like I said, because I didn’t do the things people are alleging.”
Watson had an interesting answer when asked if he would settle those pending cases against him.
“My intent is to continue to clear my name as much as possible,” Watson said.
22 different women alleged sexual misconduct against the former first-round pick. Two different grand juries decided not to indict Watson, which means he won’t be going to a criminal trial. He not only faces civil cases, but also a possible suspension from the NFL.
Deshaun Watson was a three-time Pro Bowler in his first four seasons with the Houston Texans. He led the NFL in passing yards in 2020 and went 28-25 as a starter with two playoff trips.