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Deshaun Watson To Female Browns Fans, ‘I Never Assaulted Any Woman’

Deshaun Watson Message To Female Browns Fans … ‘I Never Assaulted Any Woman’

3/25/2022 10:22 AM PT

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Deshaun Watson sent a clear message to female Cleveland Browns fans on Friday … saying he understands the seriousness of the sexual misconduct allegations made against him — but maintaining he “never assaulted any woman.”

Watson opened his conference by thanking Dee and Jimmy Haslam for bringing him to the organization … saying he was excited to have an opportunity to prove his true character.

Watson spoke about the public outcry following the trade … saying, “I understand the whole circumstances is very difficult, especially for the women side of the fans in this community. I’m not naïve to that. I know these allegations are very, very serious but like I mentioned before, I never assaulted any woman, I never disrespected any woman.”

He added … “I was raised by a single-parent mom, who has two aunties, who has a sister … and that’s who raised me. I was raised to be genuine and respect everyone and everything around me. I’ve always defended that and I will continue to stand on that.”

GM Andrew Berry acknowledged the transaction was “difficult” and “triggered” emotions within the community … but doubled down on the team’s claim it did its due diligence when it decided to pursue Watson.

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Berry says the team used independent investigators in Houston to provide an unbiased conclusion … claiming the team has faith in Watson as a person.

Berry says the team was advised to NOT reach out to the 22 women accusing Watson of sexual misconduct … as it could impact the criminal proceedings.

As we previously reported, Watson was traded to the Browns in exchange for three first-round picks, one third-round pick and two fourth-round picks last week.

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The 26-year-old is currently facing a mountain of lawsuits over claims of sexual misconduct made by more than 20 massage therapists … yet he has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.

Grand juries in Harris and Brazoria counties have declined to charge Watson over the allegations … but he could still face additional charges in other states.

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