Deshaun Watson commerce rumors have picked up over the previous few days with the Miami Dolphins reported to be the highest group within the embattled quarterback regardless of the greater than 20 sexual misconduct lawsuits he faces and a number of the complaints being investigated by authorities.
The Houston Texans star had been linked to trades with the Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers. Groups nonetheless seem serious about Watson regardless of the controversy surrounding him. Miami head coach Brian Flores was requested in regards to the Watson rumors on Sunday.
“Stories (and) hypothesis usually are not issues we actually get into. Look, I perceive the query; however as I’ve stated prior to now, any conversations we’ve got or don’t have with different golf equipment are going to be inside. I’ve been fairly steadfast about that – with our gamers, with different golf equipment – and that may stay the case,” Flores instructed reporters.
Miami nonetheless has Tua Tagovailoa to work with. The group chosen him within the first spherical final yr and he took the beginning job from Ryan Fitzpatrick in the course of final season.
Flores stated he was nonetheless assured in Tagovailoa.
“I’m very assured in Tua. He’s achieved loads of good issues this spring, this offseason, this coaching camp. He performed nicely final week. Once more, my conversations with the gamers are going to at all times stay between me and that participant. I discuss to loads of gamers daily. Clearly, I spend loads of time with the quarterbacks. However yeah, these conversations will stay between myself and that participant,” Flores stated.
Twenty-two ladies have accused Watson of sexual misconduct, together with allegations of Watson exposing himself, touching them together with his penis or kissing them in opposition to their will throughout therapeutic massage classes.
Watson has additionally spoken to the FBI in regards to the allegations, however his lead lawyer Rusty Hardin stated the assembly was about allegations of extortion by considered one of his accusers.
The quarterback and his attorneys have denied all accusations. Houston police are investigating a number of the allegations however no fees have been filed. The NFL launched its personal probe.
Watson has not been charged with against the law, however he may nonetheless find yourself on the Commissioner’s Exempt Checklist earlier than the beginning of the season, which might drive him out of competitors indefinitely till the league’s investigation was full and potential self-discipline was handed down.