It has been a tough year for Texans Quarterback, Deshaun Watson. Earlier this year, Tony Buzbee, a defense attorney in Texas, announced, through a post on Instagram, that he would be representing some women in a civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson. He ended up filing 22 lawsuits.
Buzbee is known for being one of the most controversial attorneys in the state of Texas and always looking for famous and important cases, he ran to become the Mayor of Houston in 2019.
In addition to the lawsuits, it does not appear that Buzbee’s clients are the only women who have been harassed by Watson. Sports Illustrated, one of the most prestigious sports magazines in the United States, published on March 29 an exclusive interview with an anonymous masseuse who claimed to have been harassed by Watson but hasn’t filed any charges.
The 22 lawsuits are not the only legal problem Watson is facing at this moment. Rusty Hardin, who is representing Deshaun Watson, revealed on Wednesday that at least one ongoing FBI investigation is targeting the Texans quarterback. Hardin had claimed the FBI was looking into reports of sexual assault against Watson, but he refused to label them investigations.
Buzbee, on the opposite end, insists the FBI has met with him three times regarding the whole Deshaun Watson situation.
Even though he doesn’t plan on playing another snap with the Texans, Watson, a three-time Pro Bowler, must continue to go to the team’s facility until the league decides whether he will be placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List for Week 1 or not.
Watson’s case joins those of Ezekiel Elliot, Ben Roethlisberger, Kareem Hunt, and others of NFL players that have had sexual misconduct, and serves as a reminder to other athletes who believe they can harass a woman just for being a sports star that they won’t go unpunished.