That’s A Lot Of Massage Therapists for Watson, Former NFL Exec Says

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More than 20 different massage therapists have claimed that Deshaun Watson committed sexual misconduct against them, but almost 20 other massage therapists have defended him, saying they are “deeply troubled” by those claims.

Regardless of where you stand, that is an alarming number of massage therapists, and Andrew Brant, a former NFL executive with the Packers, took notice. He tweeted about it on Thursday afternoon.

“Making no statement on innocence/guilt of Deshaun Watson, but the number of therapists is unusual,” Brant tweeted. “Many players get massages with standing appointments with same therapist. In Green Bay there were 2-3 that most players (and I) used. Most teams have a couple that work with them.”

Brant certainly isn’t wrong.

In fact, OutKick’s Dr. David Chao brought up a similar point last week, saying the situation “didn’t pass the smell test” for him. It isn’t consistent with the way athletes normally behave in regards to massage therapists.

Here’s a video of Chao breaking things down.

In Chao’s article with OutKick, he made this point:

I make no opinion as to any guilt or innocence in the massage therapists vs. Deshaun Watson saga. My only comment is that medically, it is very strange for any professional athlete to have their deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point or sports massages performed by multiple different people on a rotating basis.

It’s tough to argue with that.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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