Deshaun Watson is in serious hot water as he is currently facing 24 sexual assault allegations. And at this point, it seems inevitable the NFL is likely going to suspend him for multiple games, if not the entire season.
The latest rumblings coming out of the whole saga aren’t looking good for Watson.
Per Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today, a Houston detective said as part of a pretrial deposition that she believes Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson committed crimes against multiple women from whom he received massages. According to Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today, detective Kamesha Baker said she felt Watson “committed criminal indecent assault, sexual assault and prostitution in cases where money was exchanged and there was consensual sex.”
Baker added that she believed she had enough evidence to pursue the charges and was unsure why two grand juries declined to indict the QB.
Watson may not be facing any criminal charges, but he is facing 24 civil lawsuits from women accusing him of sexual assault or misconduct during massage therapy sessions.
Per a report by Jenny Vrentas of the New York Times, Watson saw at least 66 different women for massage therapy sessions over a 17-month span. Not to mention, his former team, the Houston Texans, helped accommodate some of those appointments.
While testifying, Baker said there “appeared to be a pattern of an attempt [by Watson] to make the massage session sexual.”
The 26-year-old Watson spent four seasons with the Texans and earned three Pro Bowl nods. He did not play at all last season after demanding a trade and his off-the-field allegations.
After the first grand jury declined to indict Watson on criminal charges in March, he was traded to the Browns for three first-round picks, a third-round pick, and two fourth-round picks. He would then sign a five-year, $230 million contract with the Browns that is fully guaranteed.