The Deshaun Watson vs Texans thread

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  1. dtx

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  2. racer

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    Federal sex trafficking kingpin. Man.
     
  3. Jack Parkman

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  4. Doc Louis

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    $100 grand doesn't seem so bad in hindsight
     
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  5. Detlef Schrempf

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    $100,000 is hardly anything surprised he didn’t pay it
     
  6. jac3672

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    Haven't we known for weeks that he flew at least one woman in? Why is it now all of a sudden labeled sex trafficking?

    I'm not saying he isn't sex trafficking, but just wondering why it wasn't being labeled trafficking weeks ago.
     
  7. wes tegg

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    Historically dumbass move to not pay it.
     
  8. wes tegg

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    It's not all of a sudden labeled sex trafficking. That media member just put it together that those could eventually be the charges.
     
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  9. jac3672

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    Gotcha. Just surprised with all of the chatter that nobody has suggested charging him with that before now.
     
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  11. steamengine

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    A sharper fall from grace we may never see.
     
  12. AIOLICOCK

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    Who knew what a microcosm that AFC title game vs KC would end up being...
     
  13. wes tegg

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    And it all could’ve been avoided for a very minor payment.
     
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  14. CoastalOrange

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    Or, preferably, by not (allegedly) sexually assaulting lots of women.
     
  15. racer

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    Preposterous
     
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  16. Dump

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    Cosby walked so Deshaun Watson could run
     
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  17. Big Meech

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    Has anyone one from beloved to shithead so quickly? Was there any idea that Cosby was such a POS before his fall?
     
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  18. joe-

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    yes. hannibal buress called him a rapist in like 2012
     
  19. jac3672

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    I can't imagine that would've made it go away. Nor should it if he actually assaulted these girls.
     
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  20. wes tegg

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    Well, of course. Or if he'd never been born. The point was that the "fall from grace" wasn't a result of what he did; it's a result of his arrogance in thinking he could get away with it.
     
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  21. wes tegg

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    He probably would have kept doing it, sure. And, to your second sentence, agreed.
     
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  22. TC

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    Has anyone ever been as far decided to do more like?
     
  23. roggins

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    How did it take this long?
     
  24. UncleJesse

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    Look, they have been really busy with the whole Lil Nas X thing, okay?
     
  25. Daniel Ocean

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    yes. Watson is the only one I can remember that there weren’t at least rumors about.
     
  26. Daniel Ocean

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    like me they were probably holding out hope that it wasn’t true but now it just seems like there is too much there, there.
     
  27. UncleJesse

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  28. DeToxRox

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  29. Nole96SC

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    Someone that works for Mark Geragos throwing shade for making the case about themselves is funny.
     
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  30. DuffandMuff

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    Honestly this somehow still feels like it's being under covered. Like many other people I brushed it off the first week or two because it seemed too convenient.
     
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  31. MG2

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    I can't even remember the last time I watched a non-event on ESPN so I don't know how much its been covered on stuff like that, but it seems like this stuff has gotten maybe 20% or so of the coverage his trade demand and possible next destination coverage was getting 4-6 weeks ago from the stuff I follow on Twitter. This is one of the 2-3 most important stories going on in sports right now, and it doesn't seem like it has been covered that way by the national media that I follow.
     
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  32. MG2

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    And FTR, I get why it isn't being covered more. It's not yet really a criminal investigation and there are a lot of things you probably have to be careful of when you're reporting on it. But the ramifications for this are massive.
     
  33. Doc Louis

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    The very poorly attempted cover up didn't help either. Add in the bad advice of his agent and he's borderline completely fucked his life up over this.
     
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  34. Doc Louis

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    Yeah nationally Matt Gaetz and Lil Nas X bumped him from the news cycle
     
  35. jac3672

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    It would likely be covered more if the attorney was someone different than Buzbee, a massive Trumper and a guy who just comes across as a shady character.

    But if more women start actually talking...it's about to blow up big time.
     
  36. lfriend

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    I think that was an unusual circumstance where a joke was actually dead on.
     
  37. Sir Phobos

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    Cosby had been doing it for decades, some people knew but it was just the times and the fact that he had such a squeaky clean persona that nothing would ever stick. even Buress talking about it only made a minor splash and nationally almost nothing changed. it wasn't until all the women started coming out that everyone had to face reality.

    this is the biggest downfall since Vick.
     
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  39. joe-

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    it wasn’t a joke
     
  40. Big Meech

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    Have posted this elsewhere, but I heard from a pretty connected NFL guy a little of a year ago that "Deshaun is not the Boy Scout everyone thinks he is and teh Texans do their best to keep it under wraps." I completely disregarded it as BS at the time.
     
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  41. spagett

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    I mean...
     
  42. The Banks

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    I mean, Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 where fourteen (14!) woman accused him of sexual assault.
     
  43. lfriend

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    It was framed in a joke, but huh guess he did have some knowledge about the allegations. Guess I read the story wrong!

    Framed as in he dropped the line in a joke but was serious about the allegations and told everyone to Google it.
     
  44. wes tegg

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    The timeline is genuinely mindblowing. Twenty-two + women in a less than a year during a pandemic. Cosby and Weinstein were amateurs by comparison.
     
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  45. TC

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    We need to find out what happened in college
     
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  46. Redav

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    Yeah he was dead serious. It's kind of where the momentum behind the allegations originated
     
  47. wes tegg

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    You thought Hannibal Burress made a joke about Bill Cosby being a rapist and it was coincidentally true?
     
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  48. Iron Mickey

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    riner post
     
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  49. ButchCassidy

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    I think now that his sponsors are distancing himself, the media will start picking it up more. But I do agree it has been severely under-reported by the media.
     
  50. Handcuffed

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    i just don't think there's a lot to cover in the media

    trade speculation is easy to cover because it relates to the draft, free agency, and numerous teams. unless you're thinking the daily updates need to be segments on ESPN or w/e, i'm not sure how much more of the story needs coverage.