The immediate outlook for a Deshaun Watson return to the NFL doesn’t look promising. Months after facing more than 20 allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, there is no end in sight for the civil suits filed against the star quarterback.
Watson is currently facing 22 civil cases stemming from a number of different women accusing him of sexual misconduct and harassment in recent years. The 25-year-old’s attorney has suggested every claim is false and he intends to prove that in court.
Lawyers involved in the case discussed a settlement in May but talks broke down and there have been no recent signs of the two parties reconvening in the near future. Rusty Hardin, who represents Watson, most recently said he intends to prove his client’s innocence in court.