Deshaun Watson hit with another lawsuit
Deshaun Watson is five games into an 11-game suspension for 24 lawsuits of sexual misconduct and was just hit with another one as reported on Thursday night
The Cleveland Browns might have thought all the off-field concerns were done for Deshaun Watson, but apparently, that’s not going to be the case.
On Monday, he returned to the facility in Berea and was allowed to work out and attend meetings as he tries to work his way back from a suspension. But then, just a few days later, he was hit with another lawsuit.
Camryn Justice was among those who reported that Watson is being sued for “seeking sex” during a massage in 2020 by a woman who remains unidentified.
Cleveland traded three first-round picks for Watson this offseason after the star quarterback sat out the 2021 season while with the Houston Texans. During that time, he was hit with several lawsuits. The number had grown to 24 and all were represented by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee.
Deshaun Watson settled most cases as well as NFL suspension
Watson was not indicted by two separate grand juries and eventually settled 23 of the 24 cases against him. He then settled with the league on an 11-game suspension after the NFL appealed a six-game suspension from Judge Sue L. Robinson, an independent arbitrator.
This new case is not being brought forward by a separate attorney and is said to have struggled with everything surrounding Watson while acknowledging it has taken her some time to be able to come forward.
There’s no word yet on if this case will affect the suspension for Watson, but the woman’s attorney, Anissah Nguyen, states she is looking for a “just and expeditious” resolution.
Cleveland is expecting Watson to be able to resume practice on Nov. 4 and take the field in Week 13 against his former team, the Houston Texans.