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Deshaun Watson Accusers Blow His Recording Deal With Browns In HBO Interview: ‘A Big Whim’


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A pair of women who accuse Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct have blasted the record contact he received with Cleveland after the team traded for him.

Watson signed a record-breaking, fully guaranteed $230 million contract with the Browns in March after being traded from the Houston Texans.

“It’s like you’re doing a big fool,” said one of Watson’s accusers, Ashley Solis, during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” which airs Tuesday. evening. “That’s how it feels. Who cares. He can run and throw, and that’s what matters to us.”

Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry, left, new quarterback Deshaun Watson, center, and head coach Kevin Stefanski pose for a photo during a press conference at the team’s practice facility NFL football, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
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Solis and Kyla Hayes are two of 22 plaintiffs with pending civil lawsuits against Watson for alleged sexual misconduct that occurred during dates at a massage parlor.

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“It was sick for me,” Hayes said during the contract interview Watson received. “I felt like he was being rewarded for his bad behavior.”

Solis argued on HBO that she felt threatened after finishing the session involving Watson.

Deshaun Watson Accusers Blow His Recording Deal With Browns In HBO Interview: ‘A Big Whim’

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates a touchdown during the team’s NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 20, 2020 in Indianapolis.
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“He said ‘I know you have a career to protect.’ And “I know you don’t want anyone to meddle with it, just like I don’t want anyone to meddle with mine,” Solis added, via The Plain Dealer. that’s when I got really scared.”

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Solis claimed that Watson “deliberately” put his penis on her hand during the session, causing her to withdraw her hand immediately before she “started crying”.

“I told him I was done. I don’t want to do this anymore,” she said.

Two Texas grand juries declined to bring criminal charges against the quarterback. Watson has denied acting intentionally and he has denied all claims in the nearly two dozen civil lawsuits against him.

“I’ve never assaulted, disrespected, or harassed a woman in my life. I’ve never done those things that people claim,” he said at his first press conference.

Deshaun Watson Accusers Blow His Recording Deal With Browns In HBO Interview: ‘A Big Whim’

New Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson participates in a press conference at the NFL Football Team’s training facility, March 25, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

The NFL has investigated Watson to determine if the quarterback violated its personal conduct policy. He reportedly declined HBO’s request to be interviewed due to the investigation.

However, one of his attorneys, Leah Graham, spoke to HBO and said the quarterback had “no regrets because he did nothing wrong.”

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“He didn’t do anything wrong in those massages,” Graham said. “And although… to your first question, ‘How can he be innocent?’ I think the real question is, ‘What evidence is there of any guilt?’

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