The Houston Texans opened the 2021 NFL season with a 37-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars this past weekend. They did so without their highest-paid player and biggest star, Deshaun Watson.
Watson, 26, is currently benched after demanding a trade from the organization and being accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault in 22 civil lawsuits. He has offered some interesting excuses in his defense, coupled with a series of text messages that he claims exonerate him, but thus far has not swayed public sentiment to his side.
This past week, Watson’s girlfriend Jilly Anais published a series of birthday celebration photos featuring her and the Texans quarterback.
The photos largely speak for themselves:
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Given the gravity of the accusations that have been made against Watson, folks had mixed responses to Anais’ photos.
— Jayne (@catkdgirl) September 14, 2021
— NEWJ4CK HAWK (@duckfan74) September 14, 2021
— Lou Graves (@lougravessr) September 14, 2021
Don’t all these allegations prove he cheated on her multiple times? pic.twitter.com/i7dZ2CP123
— Javier (@713ToThe281_) September 14, 2021
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 14, 2021
Clearly these most recent posts are more of the same.
One way or another, a resolution to Watson’s issues will come at some point over the next year. And when they do, it’ll be interesting to see who was ultimately on the right side of history.