Deshaun Watson remains a member of the Houston Texans. Houston still could trade him before Tuesday’s deadline, though that possibility is seeming less likely as the days go by.
Things almost changed quickly when FOX’s Jay Glazer reported today that Miami and Houston were “so close” to making a deal last week.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, both sides were almost at a deal until the Texans backed out of the deal. The Dolphins “wanted Watson to settle the 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions and once the Texans caught wind of the growing possibility that the 22 civil lawsuits would be settled, their price for Watson went up.”
Watson is facing lawsuits from over 20 women alleging various incidents of sexual assault and/or sexual misconduct. Texans general manager Nick Caserio has been unwavering in his stance and determination to get full value for Watson and has been unwilling to trade him for anything less than what he believes Watson is worth.
The NFL is not trying to punish him or gave any indication that he won’t be able to play in 2021. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that the league doesn’t yet have enough information about the lawsuits to make a decision on potential discipline and that the information it does have is not enough to place Watson on the commissioner’s exempt list.
We have just a few days left to see if the Dolphins will meet the Texans’ demands.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.