Browns’ Deshaun Watson reaches confidential settlements in 20 of 24 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct: A compromise has been reached between Deshaun Watson and his opponent outside of court. The 26-year-old player continues to dominate current NFL headlines despite the ongoing legal challenges he is facing. He was traded in a shocking move from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns, and then the Browns gave him a historic new contract.
Both of these events occurred after the Browns granted him a new contract. As of July approaches, Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents each of the 24 accusers, claims that Watson has decided to settle the majority of the lawsuit resulting from the widespread allegations of sexual misconduct. According to Buzbee, Watson has settled 20 of the now pending 24 cases, bringing the total number of cases that have been settled to 40.
“I have some good news to report in that all of the accusations that had been brought against Deshaun Watson have been withdrawn, with the exception of four of the instances. The paperwork necessary for those settlements is now being completed by our team. After we have finished our work, such cases will be closed out and dismissed. The terms of the settlement and the cash are kept confidential. Regarding the cases and the settlements, we are not going to make any further comments.”
In spite of the fact that two separate grand juries came to the conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to pursue Watson on criminal charges and in spite of the fact that the aforementioned settlements have been reached, Watson is still in legal hot water.
As was said earlier, he is still being investigated for four crimes, one of which involves Ashley Solis, the person who initially filed the complaint. “One of the heroes of the story is named Ashley Solis. Since the outcome of her case has not yet been determined, her story, along with those of the other three brave women, will continue to unfold “It was said Buzbee. It is my expectation that these cases will be tried as quickly as is consistent with my other docket responsibilities and the timeframe established by the court.
There is also the possibility of Watson receiving punishment from the National Football League (NFL). NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is still looking into any possible inappropriate behavior on the part of the veteran quarterback, and Watson could be facing a lengthy suspension if the allegations that Goodell intends to impose a one-year suspension are true. In the 17 months that Watson spent playing for the Texans, he is said to have engaged the services of 66 different masseuses, according to the charges, and new allegations and lawsuits have been brought against him after he moved on to the Browns.
The National Football League is expected to reach a decision on the matter very soon given that the majority of the ongoing cases are drawing to a close. In a statement, a spokesperson for the NFL named Brian McCarthy said that the event that occurred today will not affect the procedure for disciplining players that was collectively agreed upon.