This week’s NFL slate is so loaded that it’ll be straightforward to miss the largest story of Week 13 if you strive — and the Shield is undoubtedly attempting to speak about something aside from the return of Deshaun Watson. The most protection Watson has acquired, exterior of Cleveland, for coming back from a almost two-year hiatus over a flood of sexual misconduct accusations is the information that a few of the ladies from the 26 civil fits in opposition to the previous Texans quarterback will be in a luxury box at the game in Houston on Sunday.
Most of the circumstances have been settled, and Watson denies any wrongdoing.
Safe to say, we gained’t be getting any cutaway photographs of Tony Buzbee’s suite as there are zero mentions of the tip of that scumbag’s suspension on NFL.com. ESPN picked up the story concerning the accusers being in attendance at NRG Stadium, and it stayed on the ticker and NFL touchdown web page for lower than a 24-hour information cycle.
The solely outlet that’s actually protecting this story is the Cleveland Plain Dealer, they usually’re attempting as arduous as attainable to make piece of shit Browns fans not really feel like items of shit for embracing… a piece of shit.
The publication was capable of get an “exclusive” interview with Watson’s private QB coach Quincy Avery, who gave a behind-the-scenes take a look at the quarterback’s 11-game suspension. When you can put a broadly searched acronym on Pornhub within the headline of a story about a man most readily related to allegedly flailing his dick at therapeutic massage therapists, you must. Next up, Watson provides a POV take a look at his personal exercises.
The subheads within the Cleveland.com story learn like Watson was sat down for violating some frivolous rule and never (allegedly) dozens of ladies.
We’ve received “Avery knows Watson as well as anyone,” “Avery trains Watson in Cleveland during his suspension,” “The QBs stay connected,” “Stefanski’s scheme is ideal for Watson,” and “More ready than ever.”
If you’re questioning what misogynistic assclown wrote that, it was Mary Kay Cabot. Unfortunately, that’s how local sports media works. Who is aware of if Cabot is smiling via these puff items as a result of she has to, however hopefully that is what’s happening. People have so many questions on Watson, and none of them revolve round how he matches into Kevin Stefanski’s offense.
Dismissed or not, a scandal involving a lawsuit that includes dozens of accusations of Watson preying on ladies would’ve price any NFL participant aside from a franchise quarterback their profession. Cabot may ask a teammate whether or not they’d obtain not solely a second probability however one of many greatest offers within the historical past of the league if it was them sliding within the DMs of 66 massage therapists.
Watson returning to the sector within the metropolis the place most of those allegations surfaced is as tone-deaf because the NFL will get. If you thought the choice was some sort of shrewd enterprise transfer to drum up headlines, you clearly haven’t been following Roger Goodell’s profession. It’s one other evident oversight on a trash heap of them.
The league is desperately attempting to keep away from Watson’s return changing into a massive story. Yet, they don’t must. The machine takes care of that by itself. Titans-Eagles, Chiefs-Bengals, Dolphins-49ers, and a bunch of consequential division matchups will likely be greater than sufficient to distract soccer followers away from absolutely the mockery happening in Houston between Christmas commercials.
I simply wish to remind you that Watson can be in a completely different sort of orange uniform if he was some pervert off the road. He may be redeemable in some unspecified time in the future in his life, however that’s a great distance off and it definitely is not now.