Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson admitted in the court that one women therapist cried after the session. The testimony came in the pre-trial phase of a case brought by Ashley Solis who was the first therapist to go public. Eventually Watson will stand trial in 22 different cases brought by 22 different massage therapists.
The attorney for the women who have accused Cleveland Browns quarterback of sexual harassment, Tony Buzbee testified the admission as he left her Houston area home after the incident happened. Watson texted her with a message apologizing for his actions that Solis’ attorney presented as evidence.
“Sorry about you feeling uncomfortable,” Watson wrote to her as seen from a screenshot presented by the attorney. “Never were the intentions. Lmk if you want to work in the future. My apologies.” To which Solis didn’t reply.
To an interview with the USA Today Tony Buzbee, the attorney said he asked Deshaun “But you know why you sent that text apology afterwards?”
The QB replied saying, what made the woman cry was unknown to him.
“Yes, because she was teary-eyed,” the quarterback replied. “And I was trying to figure out what was going on. So, I assumed that she was uncomfortable in whatever reason. And we talked about working in the future. And so, I said, ‘We can work in the future. Just let me know.’ And then I sent my apologies as whatever reason she was teary-eyed for.”
The three time Pro Bowl selection at quarterback is expected to meet with the league officials later this week in Texas to discuss the matter following the league’s investigation which started on last year.
The allegations against him may result him getting suspended by the league for violating its personal conduct policy. however, Watson is yet to be arrested as the allegations are still to be proved.
The Pro Bowler was traded to Cleveland in exchange for six draft picks. There, he is expected to be Browns starting quarterback in 2022.