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Clay: Mainstream Media ‘Far Behind’ In Covering Seriousness Of Watson Case

A mere month ago, Deshaun Watson reportedly wanted a trade out of Houston. Now, he may strictly be hoping for another opportunity to play football again … anywhere.

“Every day, Deshaun Watson has found himself in a worse position than he was on the day prior,” Clay Travis said on OutKick the Show. “We have moved from Deshaun Watson … saying that he had never done anything wrong and looking like he was going to battle these (sexual assault allegations) wholeheartedly, to now, he’s on such a defensive.”

Translation: It’s not looking good for the star quarterback.

“Best case scenario, he’s probably going to miss all of 2021,” Clay said. “Worst case scenario, we have now moved him into a category where he could be Bill Cosby or Jeffrey Epstein. That is, going to jail for years and being convicted of being a sexual predator.”

Clay went on to say the sports media has been way behind in covering the Watson ordeal.

“This is a major story that I think many people in sports media, and media in general, are far behind and don’t really understand how to analyze it,” he said. “I would encourage you out there to treat this with the severity and seriousness with which it deserves — and understand that we’re talking about Deshaun Watson likely out for the entirety of 2021, and maybe years beyond that.”

The Watson situation was just one of many topics discussed by Clay, so be sure to check out the show in its entirety in the video below.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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    • I noticed that as well.

      If we could keep all the facts and circumstances the same save the name is Baker Mayfield instead of Deshaun Watson, it wouldn’t have taken Colin weeks to address it.

      Everyone aside from those on a jury has no obligation to follow the presumption of innocence. We can think and speculate on anything we choose. Having stated this, I still try to gather enough evidence to satisfy myself before making statements.

      I like having the approach of keeping a range of possible outcomes instead of focusing on one particular possibility.

  1. Clay: “This is a major story that I think many people in sports media, and media in general, are far behind and don’t really understand how to analyze it,” he said.

    Hate to say it, CT, but sports media and media in general know very well how to cover this story…and that’s how they’re covering it. ‘Not covering it’ is a choice, it’s not a lack of understanding.

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