As of right now, under US law and even the Constitution, Deshaun Watson is innocent until proven guilty. Every American is innocent until proven guilty by a jury of their peers in a court of law. Case closed.
That being said new details are beginning to emerge in at least two of the current civil cases.
One of the lawsuits appears to have been exposed as an extortion (the 3rd of Deshaun Watson’s anonymous accusers). Yesterday, John Barr Investigative reporter of ESPN, stated via video the accuser purportedly wanted $30K in order to not reveal what she freely acknowledged was a ‘consensual’ relationship. Then, her business manager also demanded $30K when speaking to Watson’s manager.
Bryan Burney, who works as Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s marketing manager, says he was contacted in January first by the woman who asked for $30,000 to buy her silence, and then by a man claiming to represent that woman who warned that they would “blackmail” Watson. Burney provided all of these facts in a legal affidavit.
So how can this suit even have a chance to be thrown into the public discourse? It appears to be a pure money-grab and yet this is what is being thrown out there as a ‘serious case.’
Then, six days ago Shannon Sharpe of UNDISPUTED who has reviewed at least 2 of the civil cases stated, “In one of the lawsuits I don’t know if just being uncomfortable is grounds to sue.”
Uncomfortable? If this is all it is then right from the get-go this particular lawsuit appears to be solely driven by the spirit of avarice.
Let’s be clear – it will never be enough to sue anyone in a civil court if it comes down to being ‘uncomfortable.’ This threshold is so absurdly low it’s an affront to the rule of law. The fact that ‘being uncomfortable’ could even be accepted as a reason to sue someone and try them in the court of public opinion is anathema to God and should be to all Americans. There must be a concerted effort via new legislation to stop weak lawsuits from reaching the public square that can and do destroy people’s names, lives and their ability to experience upward mobility in the marketplace. This also greatly harms precious children of those who are accused publicly and innocent family. In Jesus name, this should never be.
This is exactly why in First Corinthians 4:6 MSG the Apostle Paul said, “… so that you will learn restraint and not rush into making judgments without knowing all the facts. It’s important to look at things from God’s point of view. I would rather not see you inflating or deflating reputations based on mere hearsay.”
All these civil lawsuits are doing is deflating Watson’s professional and personal reputation with mere hearsay. And with sketchy details and/or accusations that lend doubt as unto their veracity and legitimacy. The Christine Blasey-Ford scam tactic must be defeated. All four of her affidavit ‘witnesses’ stated they did not know Brett Kavanaugh and/or had any recollection of the events she described. In a court of law to have even one of her ‘witnesses’ make that statement would be enough to prove reasonable doubt and no DA would take on such a case. And yet, Blasey-Ford cashed in. Big time. To the tune of over $800,000 dollars! 💰
If these two civil suits are thrown out based on their weaknesses it’s going to play a very big part in exonerating Watson from a majority of these civil cases, as it should. If this is the case, then the motives and ethics of attorney Tony Buzbee must be scrutinized very closely as he has been accused of creating a fake text message photograph in 2019 against current Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
But again, the issue is these two particular lawsuits should have never seen the light of day. Should have never reached the public under any circumstances. It’s not fair nor just to Mr. Watson nor anyone who has had similar (seemingly very weak) personal attacks against them.
So where does this leave Watson in terms of his football journey? John McClain of the Houston Chronicle whose been covering the Texans for years on NBC Sports podcast said that Houston’s new Head Coach Culley told Watson they’re asking for three first round picks, two second round picks, a defensive starter and if a team could thrown in a QB that would be welcome.
Under those terms we believe the 49ers (one of Watson’s top two picks we know of) may be in the leading position to pick up Watson because they can offer starter Jimmy Garoppolo in the package. They can also offer starting Defensive End Arik Armstead along with the picks to complete the deal. San Francisco gives Watson the best chance to go to the Super Bowl over the next 5 seasons should he put this behind him in time for the 2021 season and the NFL clear him to continue his career.
But let’s be a mature, Christian nation and allow due process to run its course. The current era of destroying people publicly and prejudicing public opinion is anathema to God and those who participate in it are drinking damnation unto themselves. Govern yourselves accordingly.