Deshaun Watson did not take the field in 2021 as he continues to deal with the multiple sexual allegations against him as well as him demanding a trade from the Houston Texans. 22 women stepped forward with allegations against the three-time Pro-Bowl quarterback.
All of the alleged victims were masseuses who say Watson crossed lines during their massage therapy sessions, from Watson allegedly rubbing his erect penis against them without their consent to forcing them to perform oral sex.
A number of the women say in their suits that they suffered from PTSD following the incidents, including crippling anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.
Watson has yet to face any legal repercussions or be suspended by the league.
Watson and his legal team has reportedly attempted to settle with multiple of these women. On Friday, The Daily Beast revealed a proposed settlement agreement sent to one of these accusers. It was in the sum of $100,000, which the woman denied.
The report includes several pages from a proposed settlement agreement.
In the settlement offer, Watson “denies all such claims and liability, including the facts alleged” by the accuser, and says the $100,000 payment is meant to “buy peace.”
This new report meshes with past reporting from last year that Watson attempted to settle all of the civil cases before the trade deadline so he could get traded to the Miami Dolphins. However, the Texans found out about it and decided to up their asking price.
Of the 22 plaintiffs, 18 were ready to settle.