Earlier this offseason, ESPN’s Adam Schefter fired off a questionable tweet about Deshaun Watson that got him blasted online.
“This is why Deshaun Watson, from the beginning, welcomed a police investigation: He felt he knew that the truth would come out. And today, a grand jury did not charge him on any of the criminal complaints,” Schefter wrote.
Tony Buzbee, the attorney for the 24 women that filed lawsuits against Watson, made it a point to blow up that tweet and call out the NFL insider during a press conference this Thursday.
“This kind of foolishness is exactly why people do not pursue justice,” Buzbee said when referring to Schefter’s tweet.
Buzbee also commented on the NFL’s decision to appeal Watson’s six-game suspension.
“Our message to the NFL is simple and clear: Every victim of sexual assault is watching the NFL and Roger Goodell,” Buzbee said.
“Six games isn’t even a slap on the wrist. It’s a kiss on the cheek,” Buzbee addded.
With the NFL now appealing Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension, there’s a very real chance that his punishment could get worse in the coming weeks.
Watson could have avoided all of this if he had settled his case with the NFL. The NFL’s final settlement offer was this: Watson would be suspended for 12 games and would also be fined $8 million to $10 million. His camp turned it down. Now, it’s likely he will get an even worse punishment.
Basically, Watson took a gamble by not accepting the NFL’s offer and it’s looking more and more like he’s going to lose that gamble.
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