In Statement To OutKick, Lawyer Representing Accusers Confirms Watson Investigation, Rips ‘Detractors’

The attorney for the women accusing Deshaun Watson of sexual assault told OutKick on Friday that Houston police are indeed investigating Watson for the multiple alleged crimes, while also calling out “talking heads” for their hot takes on the case.

Tony Buzbee, addressing OutKick in a prepared statement, added that a 22nd sexual assault complaint had been filed against the Houston Texans star quarterback on Friday.

“Now that the HPD (Houston Police Department) has confirmed such via Twitter, I will also confirm that a complaint was filed with HPD this morning regarding Deshaun Watson,” Buzbee’s statement read. “I was not personally involved in the process, as I previously indicated I would not be. I can confirm, through the reports that I’ve received, that HPD personnel were extremely professional, thorough, and compassionate.

“I will also confirm that other criminal complaints will follow, as previously indicated, in Houston and in other jurisdictions and with other agencies.

“I will let the authorities do their jobs, and will continue to do mine, on behalf of these courageous women.”

Buzbee then warned those following the case through the mainstream media to take caution.

“I would remind everyone following this story that what is in play here is more than the future record of a football team, or a star quarterback,” Buzbee wrote. “I would remind the so-called ‘talking heads’ who do nothing but talk for a living that the issues raised here are extremely serious, involving serious misconduct against women.

“Too many time the so-called ‘experts’ and ‘pundits’ forget that we are not only dealing with the future of a star quarterback, we are dealing with the physical health, mental health, safety and well-being of courageous people who had the fortitude to step forward, although powerless, against the powerful. It takes great strength to do what these women are doing. I will continue to devote my attention and efforts to them and could give a damn about those detractors whose first reaction is to attack these women, or me.

“I can also confirm that we filed case number 22 today; the allegations therein are similar to the others that are now public record.”

Watson has denied the claims through his own attorney, Rusty Hardin.

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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  1. As a resident of Houston, Tony BuzzBee isn’t some fly-by-night attorney looking to build his brand. He is a very powerful lawyer who will not take a case if there isnt some solid evidence to prove his case.

    For Deshaun playing football should be the least of his worries. Now that a criminal investigation is currently in the process, all they have to do is prove just one case. With all of these women, that should be easy.

    He better hope the Feds don’t involve considering his actions also occurred in multiple states.

  2. I for one do care about the accusers, AND that the case be tried in a freaking court instead of the media. It’s ridiculous for Buzbee to complain about talking heads when he’s trying to use the media with the intention to tilt the table in his own favor. That’s like complaining that someone’s not letting you cheat to win. If Watson is guilty, prove it in the court before a judge and jury. Bring the evidence and let him defend himself…you know, like we do in a civilized nation that’s not a banana republic. This preemptive public opinion campaign makes me want to puke regardless of the accused, and is a terrifying practice to normalize if anyone cares about true justice. The means to an end still matter. Anyway, I feel like no one seems to be pointing this crap out because it’s being politicized on both sides way too much.

    • John, I agree with you and have stated a similar message a few times here on Outkick. I want just for the truth to come out, but I’ve said from the beginning that whatever judge is presiding over this case should’ve put a gag order on Buzbee early on. When I read his statement, my first thought was…..pot, meet kettle.

    • Agreed…when a lawyer tries to go to the court of public opinion route in the media and social media to sway the outcome…that raises red flags. Do it in court. I would honestly find it hard to believe that 22 women are all lying about the same guy. That would be some epic planning to usurp the likes only a President or head of state would get…not a NFL QB.

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