2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
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1dESPN Staff

The dual narratives around Deshaun Watson's massages

An ESPN examination of lawsuits filed against Watson and interviews with six others who were hired to massage him reveal a complex portrait of a man on a seemingly insatiable hunt for massage therapy.

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1dMichael Rothstein

Breaking down the legal strategy in the Deshaun Watson case

Texas lawyer Tony Buzbee said he knew of only two victims when he filed the initial civil lawsuit against Texans QB Deshaun Watson. Three weeks later, he had filed 22 cases. We asked experts to analyze the risks and rewards of Buzbee's legal strategy.

How the NFL is monitoring allegations against Deshaun Watson (1:07)
First woman to file civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson speaks publicly (2:35)
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4dSarah Barshop

Watson lawyer: 'Consensual' acts did take place

Deshaun Watson's lawyer said Friday there were some "consensual encounters" between the Texans quarterback and some of the women who have filed lawsuits against him, but he said Watson never engaged in any acts that were not "mutually desired."

Watson's lawyer says consensual acts did take place (1:56)
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4dSarah Barshop

Women suing Watson ordered to disclose names

In hearings Friday, two judges ruled that most of the plaintiffs suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson must identify themselves.


The Right Time Foxworth Friday: The Masters, Hubert Davis at UNC, Dehsaun Watson

Bomani Jones and Dominque Foxworth discuss the #TwoAmericas in horn honking and door knocking, the wealth of The Masters (8:41), as well as Hubert Davis getting introduced as the first Black MBB coach of North Carolina (13:45). Plus, the guys update the Deshaun Watson situation after the majority of his sponsors have bailed on him (23:58). Show Announcement Sign up for our first live show! Seats are limited: bit.ly/therighttime422

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5dSarah Barshop

Court grants Watson's lawyer hearings over ID

A Texas court granted two motions for emergency hearings -- filed by Deshaun Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin -- over identifying the women who filed civil lawsuits against Watson.

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6dSarah Barshop

Nike, Beats by Dre halt Watson sponsorships

Nike has suspended its endorsement deal with Deshaun Watson, and sources told ESPN that Beats by Dre is ending its sponsorship of Watson amid the sexual assault and inappropriate behavior allegations against the Texans quarterback.

Ashley Solis comes forward with allegations against Deshaun Watson (0:48)
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7dSarah Barshop

Two women who filed suits vs. Watson speak out

Two of the 22 women who filed lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior came forward publicly during a news conference Tuesday.

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8dSarah Barshop

Another lawsuit filed vs. Watson; total now at 22

A 22nd lawsuit has been filed against Deshaun Watson, alleging that the quarterback assaulted a woman "by touching her with his penis and exposing himself."

NFL, Texans continuing to monitor Deshaun Watson case (0:46)
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11dSarah Barshop

Police investigating report concerning QB Watson

The Houston Police Department has launched an investigation concerning Deshaun Watson after a complainant filed a report against the Texans quarterback on Friday.

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13dSarah Barshop

More Watson suits filed; 18 women defend QB

Two more lawsuits were filed against Deshaun Watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior on Tuesday night, pushing the total to 21, while 18 women defended the quarterback in voluntary statements released to Watson's lawyer.

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14dSarah Barshop

Texans GM: Watson lawsuits 'certainly troubling'

GM Nick Caserio said on a podcast that the Texans are "certainly cognizant and aware" of the lawsuits filed against QB Deshaun Watson and said they are "certainly troubling" and the team takes them "very seriously."

Three new lawsuits filed against Watson on Sunday (1:48)
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15dSarah Barshop

Lawsuit: Watson deleting IG DMs, trying to settle

Three more lawsuits have been filed accusing Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior, including one that says the Texans QB allegedly has deleted Instagram messages and is contacting women in an attempt to settle the cases.

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21dSarah Barshop

Watson lawyer responds to lawsuits; 16 now filed

With 16 lawsuits now having been filed against Deshaun Watson, his attorney said "any allegation" that the Houston Texans quarterback "forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false."

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21dSarah Barshop

Lawsuit No. 14 calls Watson a 'serial predator'

Another lawsuit accuses Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct, this time in California, just the second of the 14 allegations to take place outside the Houston area.

Team Stats

Passing Yards283.64th
Rushing Yards91.631st
Points For24.018th
Points Against29.06th