Deshaun Watson Posts On Social Media For First Time Since Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Deshaun Watson shared a series of videos to his Instagram story on Wednesday, which marks his first social media appearance since his initial response to multiple allegations of sexual misconduct in March.

The Houston Texans quarterback simply re-shared videos of him working out and performing football drills. SportsTalk 790’s Adam Wexler tweeted a screen recording of Watson’s story Wednesday afternoon.

It’s apparent Watson is staying in shape for the season, although there is uncertainty over his status and eligibility to play this fall, Yahoo Sports reports.

Watson is accused of sexual misconduct against massage therapists, ranging from unwanted sexual advances, to touching of genitals and forcing a woman to perform oral sex, OutKick previously reported. Twenty-two lawsuits have been filed against him.

So what does this mean for Watson’s NFL status?

I’m not even sure if Watson knows. Yahoo Sports reports that some of Watson’s accusers have spoken with the Houston Police Department in addition to an NFL investigator.

Yahoo Sports reports that NFL investigators will mandate that the quarterback meet with them for questioning before some kind of determination in the case. Such a meeting may serve as motivation to settle his court battle, given that at least four of his accusers have cooperated with the NFL’s investigation.

So what does this mean for the status of the lawsuits?

The last update in the court dockets relates to a April 22 status hearing where both Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin and Tony Buzbee, representing the 22 women, went completely silent after each side accused the other of destroying evidence.

Some outlets reported there were settlement talks between the two legal camps, while others reported there weren’t. It was confirmed a short time later that there are no ongoing settlement negotiations at present.

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Written by Megan Turner

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