Deshaun Watson received a cascade of boos as he took the field with the Cleveland Browns against his former team, the Houston Texans.
It was the first time Watson had taken the field for a regular season game in 700 days while serving his suspension.
Deshaun Watson is exhausted for his 1st regular season game in 700 days. pic.twitter.com/RpZu0NF1no
—JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 4, 2022
Some boos are coming from Texans fans as their former QB, Deshaun Watson, takes the field for the first time this season with the Browns.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 4, 2022
Watson was suspended this year in response to more than two dozen women who accused him of sexual misconduct.
Watson tried to dismiss the controversy and said he was going to “focus on the football”, but his goal was not shared by everyone.
In fact, the attorney for several of the women accusing the player announced that ten of his clients would attend the game in Houston to shame Watson.
Attorney Tony Buzbee said the message to Watson was, “You think you got us behind you, but we’re still here.”
The NFL has been lambasted for its “weak” penalties for Watson’s accused sexual assaults.
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