One of the biggest topics this offseason has been the ongoing civil lawsuits and the NFL’s impending decision on Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson is now facing 26 civil lawsuits after two more women reportedly decided to file against the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback on Monday night, according to KPRC 2 in Houston.

Watson attempted to clear up the situation as best he could during a press conference on Tuesday. The quarterback was asked about a number of different aspects of his case, one of them being a conflicting report that has emerged.

The New York Times reported last week that Watson had scheduled appointments with 66 different massage therapists over a 17-month time span, which is different than claims by Watson that it was only 40 different massage therapists.

When asked if the report of 66 women was accurate, Watson responded by saying “I don’t think so” and that the question was an answer for his lawyer.

That’s not exactly the most confident response, and many NFL fans saw his answer as suspect, to say the least.

 

While he apparently didn’t know how many massage therapists he has visited, he has reiterated his previous claim that he has done nothing wrong in those meetings and that he is “just trying to clear his name.”

“I’ve been honest and I’ve been truthful,” said Watson. “I’ve never forced anyone or assaulted anyone. I understand these allegations are very serious. I’m focused on clearing my name.”

 

It doesn’t seem that many around the NFL world are buying that response.

Watson was also asked about a possible suspension coming from the NFL, saying that it is out of his control at this point.

“I can’t control that, I met with the NFL,” said Watson. “Did everything they asked me to do and answered every question truthfully. That’s all I can do, to be honest. They have to make a decision that’s best for the league.”

It is clear that the Deshaun Watson saga is far from over, and there will likely be more information that emerges before the NFL makes a decision on his playing career moving forward.

[Ari Meirov]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.