Quarterback Deshaun Watson: No criminal persecution for sexual attacks
NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans does not have to answer for alleged sexual harassment of more than 20 women before a criminal court. This announced the public prosecutor’s office of Harris County Districts. On Friday, several witnesses had testified a Grand Jury. This decided not to prosecute the allegations against Watson.
“This is really a very emotional moment for me,” Watson said, “I know that we are not going through for a long time, but today is definitely a big day.” The 26-year-old playmaker is accused of more than 20 women’s sexual attacks. Most are trained masseur women who paid Watson for treatments.
Watson continues to threaten several civil claims, he had always assured his innocence. “Deshaun Watson did not commit crimes,” his lawyer Rusty said Hardin. Watson had completely paused the NFL due to the allegations last season. Whether and how it continues for him in the league is not fixed.
Watson explained that he will continue to fight that “rebuild my name and my appearance in the community. […] But I will prepare myself on the new season.” A punishment by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for Watson is not excluded.
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The contract of quarterback at the Texans is still running until 2025, in the coming season, his cap hit is just over $ 40 million. The Texans are open to a trade, according to espn openly, several teams could be interested.