Deshaun Watson’s playing future is a giant question mark at the moment.
Watson has been embroiled in a particularly horrific scandal for months now, and as things stand, it doesn’t look like it’s anywhere near close to ending.
It all began when multiple women, mostly those working the healthcare wellness field, came out and accused him of sexual wrongdoing. The incidents are said to have occurred during massages, resulting in 20+ claims of various forms of maleficence.
This week massage therapist Nia Lewis spoke with Youtuber Tasha K. about some of Watson’s alleged preferences. They were eye-opening to say the least.
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“The only thing that really bothered me in the first appointment was that he kept asking me to go inside his butt, and I was just so confused,” she said. “…Normally with any of my clients I’ll stop at the lower thigh and he kept asking me to go inside….I originally thought it was the crack and so I would go around that area and he still wasn’t satisfied. He was very adamant and was saying don’t be afraid to go inside.”
During the second appointment, things reportedly took an even worse turn.
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“The second appointment was really inappropriate, he was very touchy feely…he would act like he would accidentally brush up against my butt…It was to the point to where it came a time in the massage where I was massaging him from a distance because he kept trying to touch me. He basically didn’t want the rest of his body massaged, he wanted his groin area massaged and his butt only…he kept saying do you want to put in your mouth? It was just very very uncomfortable.”
So where do all parties involved go from here? Well, there is a decent chance that Watson will get suspended for all of next year. If he doesn’t get suspended, however, then there is 1 AFC team that is very serious about making a move for him.
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This past week, NFL insider Charles Robinson revealed what a GM told him regarding possibly acquiring Watson at this juncture.
“He said a big foundation to a trade for him would be as simple as getting some serious insurance against what could still happen with Watson,” Robinson reported.
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“I asked him what kind of insurance. He said it should be draft-pick escalators or de-escalators that are entirely depending on Watsons’s future. For example, If Watson is suspended eight games, one of the first-round picks in the trade gets downgraded to a second-round pick.
“If Watson is suspended for an entire season, two first-round picks become two second-round picks and so. What this boils down to is other NFL teams want insurance from the Texans right now, protection against what they may not know.”
With all that in mind, will someone ultimately pull the trigger on a Watson trade at some point before the new season commences? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.