Because the civil lawsuits towards Deshaun Watson proceed to unfold, it’s turning into an increasing number of of a actuality that the Houston Texans quarterback might miss all the 2021 NFL season.
In line with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, there’s perception “from folks within the league circles” that Watson won’t solely miss this upcoming season, however his profession in Houston because the Texans quarterback is probably going over as properly.
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As of Sunday, 22 ladies have filed civil lawsuits towards Watson alleging that he sexually assaulted them. Watson, who’s represented by legal professional Rusty Hardin, has denied all accusations towards him and Hardin has requested a trial by jury.
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Over the weekend, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was requested in regards to the allegations towards Watson and he mentioned the league was “monitoring the state of affairs.”
“We’re clearly following that and taking a look at that ourselves. There are vital steps that we are going to be taking as a part of our private conduct coverage. After we get to that time we will definitely decide,” Goodell informed ESPN.
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One other signal that the Texans could also be headed in one other course on the quarterback place was after they determined to pick Davis Mills with the No. 67 decide within the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday night time. The staff didn’t have any alternatives within the first or second rounds, however they scooped up Mills with their first decide within the draft.
Mills is the second quarterback the Texans added to their roster this offseason. The franchise additionally signed veteran Tyrod Taylor in preparation for all times with out Watson.