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Grand Jury Decides Texans QB Deshaun Watson Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will not be facing criminal charges, decided by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, on Friday.

The 26-year-old QB was accused of sexual misconduct by roughly 22 women in 2021. 

Ten criminal complaints were submitted, with nine of those complaints dismissed on Friday and the 10th case omitted by prosecutors.

Accounts of Watson’s alleged criminal behavior cited sexual assault and indecent exposure that the women encountered amid several massage therapy sessions.

OutKick’s Armando Salguero speculated that the Seahawks would emerge as a top trade destination for Watson, compounded by Seattle’s agreed trading of former QB Russell Wilson on Tuesday, set to be complete when the League year starts on Mar. 16.

Relayed by OutKick’s Meg Turner, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, sent out a statement following the news on Friday.

Hardin communicated the following:

“We are delighted that the grand jury has looked at the matter thoroughly and reached the same conclusion we did. Deshaun Watson did not commit any crimes and is not guilty of any offenses.

“Now that the criminal investigations have been completed, Weare happy to move forward with the civil case depositions. We will vigorously defend those cases with every ounce we have.

“There were no crimes here but there is a plaintiffs’ attorney churning up negative press and churning up his clients hoping for a pay day. These cases have been the product of a lawyer maximizing his own personal publicity at the expense of others, including his own clients.

“It is time to let Deshaun move on.”

Stay tuned with OutKick as the story develops.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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    • Ok that’s just not true. Brett Favre literary sent dick pics to girls while with the jets, nothing was made of it at all. And I really couldn’t care less but everyone here is acting like Watson is serial rapist or something. The guy ask masseuse’s for a happy ending….that’s it. He didn’t get in any sort of physical altercation with a female at all. He didn’t sexually assault anyone at all. Again he simply ask massage therapist if they could “rub here” ? That’s it…hell Robert Craft was literally busted at an Asian massage parlor, and anyone with a functioning brain knows the girls that work there are the bottom of the barrel of human trafficking.

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