Deshaun Watson set to appear at Texans training camp amid sexual misconduct lawsuits: reports


Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is reportedly set to show up for training camp Sunday despite the several sexual misconduct lawsuits against him.

Watson will avoid the $50,000 per day fine players receiving by skipping out on training camp, according to ESPN. The veteran NFL quarterback reportedly still wants a trade out of Houston.

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Watson has been relatively quiet since the allegations surfaced. In March, the Texans star denied the first allegation.

“As a result of a social media post by a publicity-seeking plaintiff’s lawyer, I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has apparently been filed against me. I have not yet seen the complaint, but I know this: I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect,” he said in a statement.

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“The plaintiff’s lawyer claims that this isn’t about money, but before filing suit he made a baseless six-figure settlement demand, which I quickly rejected. Unlike him, this isn’t about money for me – it’s about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”

He posted a video of himself in May doing on-field drills.

Watson has maintained his innocence.

The NFL has been investigating the claims since March.

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Watson may be put on the NFL Commissioner’s Exempt List before Week 1. He has reportedly been adamant about being traded but the team has yet to meet the request.



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