The Cleveland Browns are on the hook to pay Deshaun Watson a boatload of money.
But are they really? Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin issued a statement yesterday that indicated he has never heard the name of the 24th accuser who filed a civil lawsuit against Watson over sexual misconduct.
“Our legal team has not had time to investigate this new filing and had not heard her name until today.”
Now talk about the Browns possibly voiding his deal has surfaced. According to Pro Football talk, the Browns could possibly void all of his guarantees in his contract.
“The fact that Deshaun Watson was sued on Monday by a person whose name wasn’t previously known to his legal team could create multiple problems for Watson, including a possible (key word, possible) void of his many millions in guaranteed money.”
Via the PFT:
“That’s important for multiple reasons. First, if this person whose name previously wasn’t known to Watson’s legal team now files a criminal complaint, the allegations could be submitted to another grand jury. And the graphic details contained in the 24th complaint, if repeated to a grand jury and accepted by the grand jury, could result in an indictment. (Although I’ve tried to avoid repeating the graphic details, the 24th plaintiff contends that, after trying to get the plaintiff to to touch his penis and asking her “where do you want me to put it?” he ejaculated — and “some of his ejaculate got on Plaintiff’s chest and face.”)
Second, if Watson eventually is suspended for the conduct alleged in the 24th lawsuit, the Browns possibly will be able to void his guarantees and move on from him, and possibly to recover a significant portion of his signing bonus.”
The fact that Deshaun Watson was sued on Monday by a person whose name wasn't previously known to his legal team could create multiple problems for Watson — including a possible (key word, possible) void of his many millions in guaranteed money. https://t.co/vCWlZXTAtn
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 7, 2022
Another massage therapist is the latest in a long line of suits that have been filed against Watson.
Graphic Details Revealed From Deshaun Watson’s 24th Accuser https://t.co/Rm58l4haVX
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) June 7, 2022
The Cleveland Browns traded for Watson from the Houston Texans after one grand jury cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.
The Browns done messed up.
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