A group of Deshaun Watson’s teammates on the Houston Texans recently attended the grand opening of a Lefty’s, a cheesesteak franchise in which Watson is a minority owner, and got fined for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. According to Ian Rapoport, Watson will pay the fines for his teammates:
#Texans QB Deshaun Watson, who was fined $7,500 for a COVID-19 violation along with teammates who showed up at his restaurant opening, will pay the fine for himself and all his teammates, source said. They were photographed without masks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 24, 2020
Watson was fined $7,500. It’s unclear exactly how much his teammates were fined, but the amount was less than $7,500. “Teammates pictured together at the event included offensive linemen Tytus Howard, Roderick Johnson and Laremy Tunsil, running back Duke Johnson and wide receiver Brandin Cooks,” ESPN’s Sarah Bishop reported earlier this week. “Defensive end Charles Omenihu was also in attendance.”
Here are the photos of the gathering:
Deshaun Watson @deshaunwatson event @charless_94 @KingTunsil78 @RodBeBalling @voltpt_ @AlexDWeb1 @brandincooks @DukeJohnson_8 @ChesterPitts @levelstothis_2 Willie D, Z-Ro, Watson's family and girlfriend @JillyAnais @eatleftys @NickScurfield @StickysChicken Ryan Lachaine, etc pic.twitter.com/yX74XCj2jS
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 15, 2020
It’s a cool gesture by Watson to assume these fines for his teammates around the holidays. Undoubtedly, they’ll appreciate it.
Anyone had Lefty’s? Good cheesesteaks?