The number of lawsuits filed against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson grew to 11 on Monday. The star QB has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, and in a few cases, sexual assault. At his Clemson spring practice press conference on Monday, Watson’s college coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the allegations. Swinney didn’t comment specifically on the allegations, but he had nothing but good things to say about Deshaun Watson.
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney said that he has known Deshaun Watson since the 9th grade and said that he has been nothing but exemplary in every area.
“We were disappointed to see his name in the news and all that’s going on,” Swinney said. “I love Deshaun Watson. He’s like a son to me. That’s how I love him.
“As far as the legal stuff, that will take its course. Certainly can’t speculate or comment on any of that stuff, but all I can tell you is I’ve known Deshaun since the 9th grade and he’s been nothing but exemplary in every area.”
Swinney said that he can only recall one time that Watson even had to be yelled at, in his three years on campus.
“In three years that he was here, I think I had a chance to yell at him one time. He was five minutes late for a team meeting he overslept for one time. That’s the Deshaun I know. I can only base my thoughts on my experiences with him, which have been wonderful. Again, I love him like a son, and we’ll just have to see where things go.”
As Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney said, we just have to let these things play out on the legal side. Deshaun Watson’s exemplary behavior doesn’t say anything about the allegations, however, it does speak some volume coming from his former coach that has known him since his youth. More on Deshaun Watson as the story unfolds.
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