Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been mired in controversy for more than a year.
Back when he was still a member of the Houston Texans, Watson was accused of sexual improprieties by multiple massage therapists.
In fact, the former Clemson standout allegedly approached 66 different women for massage appointments over 17 months stretching from 2019 to 2021. Of that group, 24 women have filed lawsuits against him.
This week, Watson’s purported massage fetish came under increased scrutiny due to an unrelated video that went viral of Diddy getting one. The clip speaks for itself:
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Shortly thereafter, a screenshot began to go viral on Twitter:
Are you deadass rn? @deshaunwatson pic.twitter.com/OCJIfMhM9I
— ɘʞiM (@EazyStunna) June 10, 2022
The reactions poured in immediately:
Nah this ends now pic.twitter.com/JFEVj8YDTF
— ₴łⱠɆ₦₮ ₭łⱠⱠɆⱤ (Brandon Ingram Stan Account) (@KingCorey111) June 10, 2022
— kevin🎤 (@kev1nsworld) June 10, 2022
BRUH NO WAYYYYY 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 @evingtin
— 🦊🐍 (@ST_Kangz) June 10, 2022
you might be a lil too old for twitter if you don’t realize this is just a joke lmao https://t.co/BEE63wlH4A
— juju (@jujuasf) June 11, 2022
Nah this dude is fr crazy 😭😭😭✌🏿 @BlackZeus_315 https://t.co/QnwaXSsukj
— Khalil Atkins (@katkins32) June 11, 2022
As it turns out, though – the comment doesn’t seem to be real. No record of it exists in Diddy’s comment section. It appears as though someone just photoshopped it in to create some viral gold.
Big picture, although everyone had a good laugh about this particular thing, the larger situation is no joking matter.
Many of Watson’s troubling DMs and texts have emerged over the past several months and uncovered in dramatic detail his weird alleged sexual inclinations. It has been pretty ugly stuff.
Time will tell what the ramifications of all this will ultimately be for him. So far the backlash against him has been largely media and social media-related. Neither the NFL nor the authorities have done much.
It also doesn’t seem to have done much to Watson’s relationship with his girlfriend Jilly Anais – whose recent social media posts largely speak for themselves.
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 11, 2022
What will the fallout from all this be for Watson when it’s all said and done?
Time will tell.
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