Clay Travis: “He said/she said cases happen on a regular basis. A guy says something happened; a girl says something happened, they go back and forth arguing about what might happened, and judges, police, prosecutors, and lawyers argue about what might have happened. That’s the situation like Jameis Winston when he was at Florida State. She says that it was sexual assault, he says that it was not, and both sides argue about what the truth was. This was not that. This is not even the situation that we saw with Antonio Brown, Ezekiel Elliott, or Ben Roethlisberger. Those were ‘he-said/she-said’. This is, and I can’t believe this, ‘he-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said, she-said.’ That’s TWENTY women telling basically the same story – ‘I was a massage therapist, he locked the door, he was nude, and he demanded sexual favors.’ Regardless of what you think about Deshaun Watson, the idea that 20 women would all create a conspiracy and make this all up is something I have never seen before in my legal career. If these 20 women were proven to be lying, they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law… It’s clear that at an absolute ‘best-case’ scenario for Deshaun Watson when you consider the trio of legal issues that he’s going to face. 1. the NFL Personal Conduct Policy investigation, 2. civil lawsuits, and 3. potentially criminal charges being investigated as well, the absolute best-case scenario for Deshaun Watson is that he’s probably going to miss a substantial portion of 2021. That’s if he settles these cases tomorrow. He would still probably be suspended 6-8 games and it would be difficult to trade him. As we have reached 20 lawsuits, there is also a worst-case scenario for Deshaun Watson where he ends up going to prison and he never actually plays football again. There is no ‘good’ outcome here for Deshaun Watson… Increasingly I find it unlikely that he is going to be able to play anywhere in 2021, and he’s not going to be sitting out because of a contract dispute, it’s going to be because of these lawsuits.” (Full Video Segment Above)
Listen to Clay Travis discuss the ongoing Deshaun Watson sexual assault developments as of Monday morning, and explain why he thinks it’s ‘unlikely’ that Watson plays a single down in 2021 given what we know with the situation at this point.
Check out the video above as Clay, a licensed lawyer in Tennessee, details what he believes will be the best and worst-case scenarios for Watson’s football fate.