Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been having a rough few weeks.
On Friday evening, the attorney representing the accusers, Tony Buzbee, announced that 20 cases had already been filed against Watson.
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Between the sheer quantity of the women Buzbee is representing, the troubling text messages that have leaked out, and the graphic detail with which Watson’s most damning accuser has spoken – a deeply disturbing picture of what transpired has emerged.
The one issue with it all, however, is a recent statement by the Houston Police Department.
“The Houston Police Department said on Thursday it has not received any documentation of evidence from attorney Tony Buzbee,” reported ABC 13 in Houston. “Buzbee announced on Sunday night that his team would be ‘submitting affidavits and evidence from several women’ on Monday, March 22. The police department told Eyewitness News on Thursday that so far, nothing has been received.”
Deshaun Watson’s GF with the cryptic post. https://t.co/RHO5BUUm2D
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 26, 2021
Obviously this contradiction could be a simple oversight, but given the magnitude of these claims and the sheer volume of them it’s a bit odd that the police still haven’t gotten the information they need. This coupled with the revelation of a blackmail attempt really undermines the picture Buzbee has been trying to paint over the last few weeks.
It will be interesting to see how this case ultimately develops going forward. At the moment, it doesn’t appear to have impacted Watson’s stock much around the NFL. Two teams are still “willing to give up everything” for him. Maybe that will change when and if the police get involved, though.
One way or another, this promises to be a hectic next few months.