CLEVELAND - Deshaun Watson was introduced to Cleveland fans and the media as the Browns new quarterback during a press conference on Friday. Despite facing a civil suit and being accused of sexual misconduct by 22 different women in Texas, he denied the allegations and said when the time is right, he will tell his side of the story. Watson said he was raised by a single mother and was taught never to disrespect women.
Browns General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations Andrew Berry speaking at the press conference said he understands people are upset with the signing but the team thoroughly vetted the cases but lawyers advised against the team speaking directly to women involved in the Texas lawsuits. Berry said the Browns are comfortable with their decision to sign Watson to a five-year, $230-million contract.
Berry said the process of looking into Watson’s background and exploring the option to be the Browns franchise quarterback started five months ago after the 2021 free agency period ended.
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