It is currently anyone’s guess what the NFL would decide on the most controversial issue, that has plagued the league ever since the start of the 2022 offseason. Deshaun Watson was the talk of the town ever since the offseason started, firstly because of the Browns’ pursuit of him, and later of the numerous civil suits against him.
Deshaun Watson eventually earned a massive trade move to the Cleveland Browns to get his professional career secure, however, the off-field issues do not seem to be going away that easily. Watson was alleged of sexual misconduct by 22 massage therapists during his time with the Houston Texans.
Deshaun Watson’s lawyer is optimistic about his client’s chances if it goes to trial
In a new piece of information, from Watson’s camp, his lawyer Rusty Hardin told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that there have not been any settlement talks made against the accusations.
He said, “No settlement talks are in the offing. My approach all along was that we were not going to win the battle of public opinion. And my goal has always been to have these cases examined by law enforcement and I strongly believed that trained investigators would ultimately conclude that there was nothing to them from a criminal standpoint and that’s where my focus has always been.”
The Cleveland Browns made their decision to sign him, knowing about all of his off-field issues, and may have to bear the consequences if the league decides to suspend the quarterback for the pending sexual harassment cases against him.
It was initially feared that Watson might be suspended for a big chunk of the season, by the league and the Browns will then have to make do with their newly acquired quarterback.
However, as of this moment, the confidence shown by Deshaun Watson and his lawyer does depict that they are confident of winning these cases if they go to trial in the coming year.