Report: Judge signed search warrants for Deshaun Watson’s social-media accounts in October

USA TODAY Sports

The passage of the trade deadline brought an abrupt end to the trade talk involving Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. That also caused most news regarding the situation to slow to a trickle.

ABC13.com has a new development, even if it’s nearly two months old.

On October 19, a judge in Houston signed search warrants for access to Watson’s social-media accounts, including Instagram and Cash App. This effort obviously relates to Watson’s habit of finding massage therapists on social media. Some of those who provided him with massages contend he crossed the line. He’s facing 22 civil lawsuits arising from such allegations.

The article in one spot mentions the lingering FBI investigation of Watson, and in another it mentions that Houston police provided information in support of the search warrants. The latter comment suggests that this happened as part not of any federal investigation regarding Watson, but as part of the pending state-court investigation arising from 10 criminal complaints alleging sexual misconduct during massage-therapy sessions.

Regardless, the news isn’t really new. It happened two months. Moreover, and as one source with knowledge of the situation explains it to PFT, the search warrants weren’t needed. Watson had made it clear that he would voluntarily provide the authorities with any information they need in order to properly investigate the situation.

The bottom line is that the criminal investigation continues as to Watson. Teams that would potentially trade for him in 2022 surely hope that he will be exonerated before any deal is done.

9 responses to “Report: Judge signed search warrants for Deshaun Watson’s social-media accounts in October

  1. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    December 16, 2021 at 9:38 pm
    Miami dodged a bullet
    ____________

    No, they dodged their own stupidity.

  2. Do I think he did all of this… 24 times…. Absolutely not….if the over/under was 5.5… Would I bet my paycheck on the over…. Yes

  3. dezcaughtit0906 says:
    December 16, 2021 at 10:38 pm
    Do I think he did all of this… 24 times…. Absolutely not….if the over/under was 5.5… Would I bet my paycheck on the over…. Yes
    ————————-
    There are serial (insert your activity of choice) that cause harm or damage to dozens and hundreds of people, animals or properties for years. Those people live routine lives and no one suspects a thing. All it takes is one incident to be identified and soon the scale of the action grows beyond comprehension. It’s not hard at all to think that he’s done this 24 or more times. Some may never be revealed.

  4. One has to wonder, if 22 people complained and filed charges.

    How many others may have complied and took money?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.