Myles Garrett: As far as the guy I know on the field, Deshaun Watson is special

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Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is currently facing 23 civil lawsuits and a 24th is expected to be filed.

But as of yet the NFL has not yet announced any discipline for Watson and he’s currently participating in Cleveland’s offseason program.

The team’s best defensive player, edge rusher Myles Garrett, was asked on Wednesday that while character matters to him, he’s basing his judgments of Watson on what he has personally witnessed from the quarterback. Watson has maintained his innocence since the first lawsuit was filed in 2021.

I don’t know what happened. You don’t know what happened. No one in this room really knows what happened, other than the people that were involved,” Garrett said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “I can’t move one way or the other based on hearsay, so I just have to move with the character of the man that I know from day to day, and it’s a good guy from what I’ve seen, from what I’ve played against and from what I’ve seen in the building.

“It’s not every day that you grab your whole offense and take them to the Bahamas and you treat them and you’re respectful to the coaches. From what I’ve seen, he’s walked the right way, and whether he’s had a slip-up or not, I’m not the judge, I’m not the jury or the executioner. I’m here to play a game and whether we agree or disagree with who he is off the field, that’s yet to be seen. But as far as the guy I know on the field, he’s special.”

Cleveland’s OTAs will continue to run this week and next week. The club is slated to have a mandatory minicamp to wrap up the offseason program from June 15-17.

18 responses to “Myles Garrett: As far as the guy I know on the field, Deshaun Watson is special

  1. Always liked Garrett right up til this comment. To say he’s special on the field is laughable, it’s what he did off the field that every person alive should be sickened by. Especially teammates with wives, daughters or sisters.

  2. Garrett isn’t exactly a bastion of character and integrity, so I will pass on what he has to think about Watson the football player or human being.

  3. oldsquid says:
    June 2, 2022 at 10:18 am
    Always liked Garrett right up til this comment. To say he’s special on the field is laughable, it’s what he did off the field that every person alive should be sickened by. Especially teammates with wives, daughters or sisters.

    As Garrett said no one knows what happened but the people involved. I’m guessing you were not in the room. Accusations are just that–accusations until proven to be fact. Let the courts sort this out. If it turns out he’s as bad as the allegations allege, then he deserves whatever punishment comes his way. If it turns out the allegations are false…then a whole Hell of a lot of people owe him an apology. I’m not taking sides here-just think everyone should quit judging in the moment and let the judicial system work

  4. Always liked Garrett right up til this comment. To say he’s special on the field is laughable, it’s what he did off the field that every person alive should be sickened by. Especially teammates with wives, daughters or sisters.
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    Why should having a female relative affect your opinion? Guys that don’t have a wife, daughter or sister can still be sickened by this.

  5. “As Garrett said no one knows what happened but the people involved. I’m guessing you were not in the room. Accusations are just that–accusations until proven to be fact. Let the courts sort this out. If it turns out he’s as bad as the allegations allege, then he deserves whatever punishment comes his way. If it turns out the allegations are false…then a whole Hell of a lot of people owe him an apology. I’m not taking sides here-just think everyone should quit judging in the moment and let the judicial system work”

    I’m going to go with my gut and worry about an apology later when 23 women come forward with similar stories of abuse. But you do you.

  6. To all the haters, who seem to think that the best way to judge guilt in this country is through trial by media, what is Garret supposed to say? Is he supposed to trash Watson? He’s being paid millions of dollars by the Browns. How many of you haters would talk trash about your company’s highest paid employee?

  7. Another way of saying I have no clue who he is off the field, which at this point is where the focus is.

  8. This really doesnt need a response from Garrett. JUst say were on to Cinci and be done with it.

  9. oldsquid says:
    June 2, 2022 at 10:18 am
    Always liked Garrett right up til this comment. To say he’s special on the field is laughable, it’s what he did off the field that every person alive should be sickened by. Especially teammates with wives, daughters or sisters.

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    What amazes me is that people can claim the moral high ground yet still root for a team in the NFL. HALF of the league went after Watson, and the other half didn’t because they are set with their QB.

    If you’re an NFL fan, you are just as “morally bankrupt” as Browns fans SUPPOSEDLY are. Don’t kid yourself.

  10. So 24 women putting themselves through the grueling lawsuit process, accusing him of sexual abuse, is “hearsay”?

    And he talks about how great Watson is because he took them all to the Bahamas?

    Good grief, Garrett – at least these women have a plausible excuse for being taken advantage of by Watson. You talking like this as a grown man is pathetic.

  11. Yeah Watson is special – says the guy who has been known to rip a helmet off a QB and try to smash the QB over the head, w/ it.

  12. yolo2020 says:
    June 2, 2022 at 12:14 pm
    Garrett talks too much.

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    Ummm, he was asked a question.

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