Deshaun Watson being in Cleveland has not made everybody happy.
“Spokeswoman Donisha Green said on Saturday the organization has received more than 1,000 donations. “In the last 24 hours we have received an overwhelmingly generous response from the community,” she said.”
The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s full statement is below:
“We understand the story surrounding DeShaun Watson joining the Cleveland Browns team is triggering for far too many of our friends and neighbors. For those who need additional support, please know Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is available to you 24/7/365.
To the community we say, we see you. We hear your outrage. We feel it too. Every click. Every post and every tweet. Every donation sends a clear message.
For everyone who wants to join in the fight against sexual violence, we encourage you to do so in the following ways:
Participate in our upcoming ambassador training to gain skills in preventing sexual violence and allying w survivors
Invite Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s prevention programming to your school, work or place of worship
Invest in the work and mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center by donating now
Together, we can create a community that is healthy, safe and strong.” Visit our website at www.clevelandrapecrisis.org to learn more about our services or request an appointment.”
A grand jury has declined to indict Watson following a police investigation, but he still faces many civil lawsuits from 22 women. The NFL has not yet decided if Watson will face suspensions and other penalties related to the allegations.
For some Browns fans, all those jokes about Ben Roethlisberger are now going to come their way as Watson will be a staple of the team for many years to come.
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