The offseason won’t be full of fun for Deshaun Watson.
The NFL season is over for the Cleveland Browns quarterback, but he still has some legal issues back in the state of Texas. Just days after his team suffered a 28-14 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season finale, Watson’s attorney appeared in an online court hearing to try to fight off an attempt to force Watson to sit for a deposition in a civil lawsuit against him.
Judge Rabeea Collier ordered Watson to appear for the deposition within 90 days.
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“The court is going to grant the deposition request to be held within 90 days of this order,” Collier said. “The parties are ordered to confer on a date that works for counsel and all the details for the deposition.”
It was last week when Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, responded to a lawsuit that accused Watson of pressuring a massage therapist into performing oral sex on him in December 2020 at a Houston-area hotel. That lawsuit was filed in October as Hardin would fire back by sumbitting evidence that included a series of messages purportedly sent by the therapist to Watson asking to meet with Watson that Watson never responded to over an eight-month period after the alleged encounter took place.
Watson previously settled 23 lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions.
This past season, Watson served an 11-game suspension, paid a $5 million fine, and undergone counseling as part of the requirements of the disciplinary settlement reached with the NFL following an investigation by the league and disciplinary process.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.