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Plaintiffs in the Deshaun Watson case slam the NFL’s inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Houston Texans, is the subject of an NFL investigation as he faces 22 civil lawsuits alleging various acts of sexual assault, and two of his plaintiffs have gone public with their stories.
Licensed massage therapists Ashley Solis and Lauren Baxley come up about Watson’s alleged misbehavior in detail in Jenny Vrentas’ Sports Illustrated cover story on Friday, and were scathing of how the NFL is handling its investigation.
Baxley’s depiction of her interactions with NFL personal conduct investigators Lisa Friel and Jennifer Gaffney paints a negative picture of the league.
As compared to the Houston Police Department, Baxley believes they fell short in their questioning: “My forensic interview [with HPD] was highly polite and trauma-informed.”
They let me talk without interruption, whereas Lisa Friel and the [other NFL investigator] cut me off, questioned things, and circled around.
[…] Attempting to catch me off guard
They didn’t, but they were seeking for flaws that they could exploit.” As for Solis, she was enraged that one of the things the NFL asked her regarding her massage sessions with Watson was about her clothes.
The inference was that Solis was dressed provocatively, but Vrentas cut to the chase with Solis’ genuine response: “I wear what I always wear when I massage: yoga pants and a T-shirt.” Solis also claimed that the league was “taking a statement” against women and sexual assault survivors by allowing Watson to participate in Texans practices.
“Watson is entitled to a fair trial.”
But, the NFL and Roger Goodell have let me down.
“And by choosing inaction, they have failed the other women,” Solis continued.
Both Solis and Baxley have faced various sorts of trauma and heckling since coming forward publicly.
Solis said her private studio apartment was broken into not long after she first went forward with her charges against Watson at a news conference in April, and Baxley’s therapist diagnosed her with complex PTSD.
Although Watson reported to the Texans training camp to avoid being penalized, it was more to avoid being fined than to actually participate.
Watson requested a trade out of Houston prior to the flood of allegations brought against him, but his career remains in jeopardy until the NFL conducts its investigation.

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Deshaun Watson is facing ten police complaints as a result of the sexual misconduct allegations, according to his lawyer.

Deshaun Watson has made the news again, but this time for all the wrong reasons.
Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said ESPN.com on Monday that ten women have filed charges against the Texans quarterback with Houston Police.
Eight of the ten women, according to Hardin, are among the 22 women who have accused Watson of sexual misconduct.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE FOXNEWS.COM SPORTS COVERAGE Hardin said two of the women who made police complaints did not file lawsuits against Watson.
According to ESPN, he also stated that he knows the names of the ten women who have filed criminal complaints.
Watson and his legal team have worked with Houston Police and the Harris County District Attorney’s office, according to Hardin.
Hardin told the website, “We’re dealing with both of them, giving them with information.”
“We’re working closely with the cops.”
We’re totally collaborating with the district attorney’s office, and we’ll fully cooperate with the NFL once the criminal investigation is over.” DESHAUN WATSON ASKING PRICE REPORTEDLY SET Watson showed up to Texans training camp and avoided the $50,000 per day punishment, but the star quarterback allegedly still wants to be traded to another team.
When the allegations against Watson first arose in March, he issued a statement in which he categorically denied them.
“I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has presumably been filed against me as a result of a social media post by a publicity-seeking plaintiffs lawyer.”
I haven’t seen the complaint yet, but I can tell you this: I’ve never treated a woman with anything less than the highest regard,” Watson stated at the time.
“The plaintiff’s lawyer says that this isn’t about money, yet before bringing the action, he made an illogical six-figure settlement demand, which I swiftly turned down.”
Unlike him, this isn’t about the money for me; it’s about cleaning my name, and I’m excited to do it.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Watson shared a video of himself working out in May.
Since March, the NFL has been looking into the allegations.
Before the start of the 2021 season, Watson might be placed on the NFL Commissioner’s Exempt List.
Watson has been adamant about his desire to leave Houston.
Nevertheless, considering he is still facing sexual misconduct claims, it will be intriguing to see if a team is prepared to take a chance and trade for him.
Ryan Gaydos of Fox News contributed to this article.

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Deshaun Watson is expected to attend Texans training camp despite sexual misconduct allegations, according to sources.

Despite many sexual misconduct complaints against him, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is expected to report to training camp on Sunday.
According to ESPN, Watson will dodge the $50,000 per day fee that players receive by skipping training camp.
According to reports, the veteran NFL quarterback is still looking for a trade out of Houston.
Watson has been mostly quiet since the allegations surfaced. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Watson has been relatively quiet since the allegations surfaced.
The first claim was leveled against the Texans star in March, and he rejected it.
“I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has presumably been filed against me as a result of a social media post by a publicity-seeking plaintiffs lawyer.”
“I have not yet seen the complaint, but I can assure you that I have always treated every woman with the utmost respect,” he stated in a statement.
“The plaintiffs lawyer claims that this isn’t about money, yet before bringing suit, he made a spurious six-figure settlement demand, which I swiftly rejected.” AARON RODGERS, DAVANTE ADAMS POST CRYPTIC ‘LAST DANCE’ PHOTO IN THE MIDDLE OF PACKERS DRAMA
Unlike him, this isn’t about the money for me; it’s about cleaning my name, and I’m excited to do it.” He shared a video of himself practicing on-field drills in May.
Watson has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation.
Since March, the NFL has been looking into the allegations.
Watson could be placed on the NFL Commissioners Exempt List before the start of the season. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
He has reportedly demanded to be traded, but the team has yet to comply with his request.