Deshaun Watson has first Browns press conference

Deshaun Watson denied the allegations of twenty-two ladies claiming he dedicated sexual misconduct and the Cleveland Browns defined why they felt assured of their new quarterback’s character even with out immediately chatting with the accusers.

Watson, Browns common supervisor Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski confronted questions Friday to introduce the Pro Bowl quarterback to a brand new neighborhood the place followers are coping with blended feelings between the soccer participant and individual.

“I understand these allegations are serious. I never assaulted any woman. I’ve never disrespected any woman. I was raised to be genuine and to respect everyone around me,” Watson stated. “I’ve never done the things that these people are alleging.”

Berry stated the Browns’ investigation into Watson’s background was a “five-month odyssey.” It ended with sending six draft picks to the Houston Texans for Watson, who was not indicted on prison fees by two grand juries this month.  

Tony Buzbee, the lawyer representing the 22 therapeutic massage therapists who’ve filed civil lawsuits, beforehand stated that no NFL crew considering buying and selling for Watson (together with the Browns) reached out to his shoppers as a part of their due diligence.

Deshaun Watson at his introductory Browns press conference on March 25, 2022.
Deshaun Watson at his introductory Browns press conference on March 25, 2022.

“We used independent investigative resources within the Harris County (Texas) and Houston law enforcement community in order to get an unbiased and well-rounded and comprehensive perspective on the allegations,” Berry stated. “We didn’t want it to be one-sided.”

Berry stated that the Browns used third-party authorized counsel and “were advised by our attorneys against reaching out directly to the 22 women out of concern that it would be considered interfering with a criminal investigation.”

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