Things just keep getting worse for Deshaun Watson, who is now facing 14 lawsuits for alleged sexual assault and inappropriate conduct toward female masseuses.
The most recent suit filed Tuesday described the star quarterback as a “serial predator.”
Molly Qerim, host of ESPN’s long-running debate show First Take, shared her thoughts on the matter this week and it has upset a ton of people.
“I personally, as a woman, would like to hear more from the NFL. ‘The matter is under review’ is simply not enough,” said Qerim. “You need to show us that there’s a real process taking place, a real investigation, some transparency that you take these matters seriously.”
“Are these just talking points or are these actual resources to address this behavior?” asked Qerim. “This happened after the NFL failed women with the Ray Rice situation. We have an opportunity here to be proactive instead of reactive.”
Qerim believes the NFL’s next step should be to place Watson on the commissioner’s exempt list while the league conducts its investigation. “[Watson] needs to lay low and they need to deal with this. And when and if his name is cleared, then he can return. But when I’m seeing 24 total claims against him, you can’t have this man on a football field right now.”
Social media went nuts about her comments:
“espn, MollyQerim Just shamed Deshaun Watson who is innocent until proven guilty! If any male blamed these women on your show they’d be suspended! Suspend @MollyQerim”