Deshaun Watson Paying Fines for Teammates Who Visited His Restaurant Open

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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:

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:

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?

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Agree wit’cha, Ray…and who knows if they “asked permission” first to go have some grub. He is a minority owner, so it’s not like it’s “Deshaun’s Steakhouse”. Good on him!
    Only the lowly need to wear the face diapers…the pretorian class…nah.

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