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Clay On Why Media Is Struggling With Watson Case: ‘It Doesn’t Fit Easy Identity Politics Criteria’

There is something odd happening with the Deshaun Watson case. Watson is a 25-year-old star quarterback entering the prime of his career, and he’s now being accused of sexual assault by at least 13 different women. This story should be all anyone talks about regarding sports. Yes, the NCAA Tournament is in full swing, and that will drown out some of the coverage, but Watson is a superstar in the NFL. Where are all the hot takes from woke sports media personalities who usually love sharing their opinions? Well, OutKick founder Clay Travis says there’s a reason we aren’t seeing more of the Watson story. During his radio show OutKick the Coverage on Monday morning, Clay explained that members of sports media are conflicted because they don’t know whether to support the female accusers or the young black quarterback. Either take would alienate a portion of their audience, so they have instead chosen to remain silent about the story entirely. “One reason that this story is receiving almost no sports media attention is because it doesn’t fit easy identity politics criteria,” Clay said. “Because you have women who are mostly powerless, and mostly minorities that are usually considered to be […]



Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and