Tony Buzbee: Texans will be added as defendants to Deshaun Watson lawsuits

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Regardless of what the Houston Texans actually knew about former quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s massage habits, they arguably knew enough to justify finding out even more. Now, we’ll be learning exactly what they knew and when they knew it.

Attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the 24 women who have sued Watson for sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions, issued a statement on Wednesday indicating that he will add the Texans as defendants to the cases, along with others.

“Based on what we have learned from the Houston Police Department, we will soon be joining the Houston Texans organization and others as defendants in the ongoing lawsuits against Deshaun Watson,” Buzbee said. “Our team has thoroughly vetted each case. We are considering many others. These women are the true heroes in this sordid story. What has become clear is that the Houston Texans organization and their contracting ‘massage therapy company’ facilitated Deshaun Watson’s conduct. In many of these cases, the Texans provided the opportunity for this conduct to occur. We believe the Texans organization was well aware of Watson’s issues, but failed to act. They knew or certainly should have known. The Houston Texans organization provided rooms for Watson at the high-end Houstonian hotel for his ‘massages’; the Texans also provided massage tables and other support for Watson’s proclivities—ostensibly to protect their ‘asset.’ We intend to make sure all involved in Watson’s conduct are held accountable, in addition to and including Watson himself.”

Tuesday’s story from Jenny Vrentas of the New York Times explains that the Texans provided hotel rooms at The Houstonian for Watson, and that these rooms were used for some of his massages. Also, after one of the recent plaintiffs threatened to expose Watson on social media in 2020, the team’s director of security provided Watson with a nondisclosure agreement, which he then asked those who massaged Watson to sign.

It doesn’t mean that the Texans knew what Watson was doing. The argument will be that they failed to ask obvious questions once they became aware that he was receiving massages from multiple different women, especially since he had access to those services from the team directly.

30 responses to “Tony Buzbee: Texans will be added as defendants to Deshaun Watson lawsuits

  1. Nice, I hope the Texans hire the best team of lawyers money can buy and obliterate this lawsuit and the plaintiffs.

  2. They’re “heroes”? Give me a break slimeball attorney. They’re professionals, not stupid, most likely knew what they were getting into Watson.

  3. While Caserio wasn’t GM when Watson was doing his thing, this might be a good opportunity to get rid of the highly mistrusted Jack Easterby.

    Could be good news for Texans fans.

  4. Watson has more enablers than can be counted. If the Texans knew what he was doing,and helped to facilitate it,then they deserve to go down with him.

  5. All I know is if Watson is suspend in 2022 all it costs him ia a million.
    He will be laughing at avoiding meaningful punishment.

  6. From a litigation standpoint this is a good move by Buzbee. It is well observed in litigation that you sue as many defendants as you might have a case against, in whole or in part. Then watch as they implicate each other to save their own bank accounts. It’s a trusted and proper way to get to the real factual truths.

  7. I feel for the Browns fans. Many are family and friends. They should not have to endure this.

  8. I would guess the hotel will soon be named a defendant along with anyone or any corporation Buzbee can tie in with even the thinnest thread.

    The more defendants there are, the more likely one or more will settle.

  9. a few things 1) the “Chief Strategist” of the Cleveland Browns clearly did NOT do his homework on this.. if he did, and found this out (I mean, Jenny Vrentras got all of her information from public records), I don’t know that Cleveland would touch him. 2) If the Texans were aware of Watson’s indiscretions, and actively promoted it, and the promoting can be proven, IMO the Texans should pay out to these women. 3) With all of the information falling over itself to become public, I have to wonder if the NFL will suspend for a full year and/or ban Watson, without pay. Given that the NFL has the right to investigate this, I am surprised the hammer hasn’t come down yet

  10. Could this be a way for the Browns to cut this creep loose? I’m no Jackie Childs but material misrepresentation seems logical.

  11. So if some of the masseuses signed NDAs then there could be more than the 66 masseuses that has been reported. It might be the tip of the iceberg.

  12. The Panthers, Saints, & Falcons all are wiping their heads & say “Boy thank goodness we didn’t guarantee that contract he wanted.” They dodged all of these. The Browns truly are cursed.

  13. This story has to be terrifying the 345 Park Ave dark suit crowd. It appears to have no end in its downward spiral!

  14. Welp, looks like we can disregard the conspiracy theory that the Texans got Buzbee hired somehow

  15. If you’re more worried about your football team than the seriousness of these allegations, then you’re part of the problem.

  16. Looks like the folks who claimed the Texans owner and Busbee were working together are wrong!

  17. Nu surprise here – in light of the statements in his last complaint by his client that Watson said his “organization” wanted certain things done; if truly said, Watson implicated the Texans himself.

    I’m more surprised the Texans weren’t named a long time ago.

  18. He didn’t know the assistant DA and Watson’s team were having meetings and he never figured out Watson was using team hotel rooms for these encounters? Yet, claims his team has “… thoroughly vetted each case. “

  19. If you read any of the law suits filed you will see that Buzbee mentions the NFL a lot as enabling this type of behavior. Would not be surprised at all if at some point he adds the NFL to the law suits also.

  20. Funny how million$ of men become hypocrites when blood’s in the water and money’s on the table…

  21. Bravo! Cal McNair deserves to be raked over the coals for the way he allowed the Texans to be run into the ground under his “leadership.”

  22. Now maybe the Texans will do what Watson should have done long ago—settle. It should be relatively simple since the same attorney represents all twenty-four plaintiffs.

  23. “reizorcblog says:
    June 9, 2022 at 11:58 am
    Bigger Money Grab!!”

    Yep – Buzbee decided to dig into the deeper pockets.

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