Tuesday night, HBO aired a Real Sports segment discussing the Deshaun Watson case with two of his accusers. Given the importance of what the accusers have to say, you’d have to imagine people across the NFL would have a vested interest in what they had to say.
When asked by a reporter if he had seen the report, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he did not.
“I read about it. I would tell you we did a lot of work on that. As we’ve talked about, we’ve done a lot of work on Deshaun the person,” Stefanski said, per reporter Ben Axelrod.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he didn't watch the HBO Real Sports segment on Deshaun Watson last night: "I read about it. I would tell you we did a lot of work on that. As we've talked about, we've done a lot of work on Deshaun the person."
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) May 25, 2022
The women involved in the interview voiced their opinions on Watson’s contract with the Browns calling it “disrespectful” and “sick.”
Rusty Hardin @RustyHardinJr Deshaun Watson's attorney releases video statement in advance of HBO Real Sports segment pic.twitter.com/cMUjuq4FaI
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 25, 2022
Although criminal charges were never filed against Watson, he is in the middle of a civil lawsuit brought on by his alleged victims and the NFL is also continuing its investigation into the case.
HBO has shared some excerpts from tonight’s Real Sports show with Deshaun Watson’s accusers. One is below (warning: graphic detail) pic.twitter.com/ixdgdorMo4
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) May 24, 2022
Many NFL experts expect Watson to face some kind of punishment from the league, the only question is how many games?
Powerful stuff on @FirstTake this morning following two alleged victims of Deshaun Watson sitting down with HBO last night. Makes me sick. Not a good look for the NFL. Do better, @NFL.
— Natalie Spala (@_nataliespala) May 25, 2022
Some reports are that Watson was only going to miss three or four games to start the season, but with the interviews from the accusers out there after last night, it might be more.
So far, the NFL hasn’t tipped their hand either way when it comes to what they plan to do with Watson, but a decision about his future in the league is expected soon.