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Looks like Watson will settle lawsuits


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ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports a member of Tony Buzbee’s legal team has approached Deshaun Watson to discuss "working things out."

It's the first signs of a potential settlement for Watson. The plaintiff side initiating talks also suggests there's some level of concern about the case. With training camp two months away, Watson should be motivated to settle, though his playing status will be subject to an NFL investigation. The NFL has interviewed four of the 22 women with lawsuits against Watson. Even if his legal issues are resolved, Watson is likely to be suspended for some or all of 2021

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Welp, there you have it.  Now he will be tried in the court of public opinion as soon as the settlement details comes out.  The dust is not settled yet.

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They've made an offer to his team. That usually comes with some exposition of information that basically says, "This is what will nail you, do you want to avoid it?" If he takes the offer, the court case goes away, the plaintiffs get paid and the attorneys get their cut. If he says he'll fight it, expect some of that evidence to "accidentally" be leaked to the public to put further pressure on him.

Will he settle? Depends of if he is either 1) sure that he is perfectly innocent in every single case or 2) that he's not innocent but stupid enough to think he can somehow outsmart a team of lawyers. I think there's too many individual counts for him to have a shot at #1. Smart money says his attorneys will make a decent counter offer on the settlement, they'll dicker over the final price (no pun intended) and we'll never see it in court.

What the NFL does to him then is up to the commissioner and his advisors. Since this is a civil case and it may not make it to court, it leaves the NFL with no legally binding judgement of guilt or innocence to use in their decision. That sucks if you are the league because now you have to look at the possibility of a suit filed against the league by Watson's attorneys and the NFLPA if he is suspended, or the potential public outcry if he is allowed to play again immediately with no repercussions.

One guy's pecker hasn't had this much impact on the league since Jerry Richardson was caught cruising the secretarial pool.

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Posted (edited)
51 minutes ago, Khyber53 said:

One guy's pecker hasn't had this much impact on the league since Jerry Richardson was caught cruising the secretarial pool.

Should probably be considered for the greatest quote thread. 😆

Huddle quotes count right?

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