Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson reiterated he by no means dedicated sexual misconduct and stated he plans to maintain preventing to clear his title.
Watson, who’s dealing with civil lawsuits from 24 therapeutic massage therapists in Texas accusing him of sexual assault and harassment throughout non-public periods, on Tuesday stood by earlier feedback proclaiming his innocence.
“I by no means assaulted anybody,” Watson stated following follow because the Browns held their necessary minicamp. “I by no means harassed anybody or I by no means disrespected anybody. I by no means compelled anybody to do something.”
Watson spoke for the primary time since March 25, every week after the Browns signed him to a completely assured $230 million contract regardless of his authorized state of affairs. Since then, his entanglements have grown with two extra girls submitting lawsuits.
Two grand juries in Texas declined to indict him on legal complaints.
“I’ve been sincere and I’ve been truthful about my stance,” he stated. “I by no means compelled on anybody and I by no means assaulted anybody. That’s what I’ve been saying for the reason that starting and I’ll proceed to try this till all of the info come out.”
The 26-year-old Watson can also be dealing with potential self-discipline from the NFL, which has investigated whether or not he violated its personal-conduct coverage. Watson, who may very well be suspended, stated he was “open and truthful” with the league.
“I did every thing they requested me to do,” stated Watson. “I answered each query honestly that the NFL requested me. That’s all I can do is be sincere and inform them precisely what occurred and I do know they’ve a job and I’ve to respect that and that’s what we wished to do is cooperate.”
Reporting by the Related Press
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