Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson could be questioned beneath oath in not less than 9 of twenty-two sexual misconduct claims, a Texas state choose dominated Monday night time.
Final week, Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, had requested the court docket to delay the choice identified legally as deposition till after April 1, as it might be till that date that it might be identified whether or not or not his shopper must face prison expenses on the 22 claims, and if not, to spare him from having to offer sworn depositions.
Deshaun Watson to testify beneath oath
“Whereas there’s a prison investigation occurring, it is just honest to attend and see if it ends in expenses or it does not earlier than one decides whether or not they’ll submit anyone to depositions,” Hardin mentioned.
The court docket’s ruling was to disclaim Watson’s request, however introduced that the quarterback’s affidavits can be filed after April 1.
Not one of the 9 ladies within the instances wherein Watson should testify have filed prison complaints towards the quarterback.
Watson’s inconsistency, in line with Tony Buzbee
“Deshaun Watson’s workforce loudly and publicly claims he’s harmless and desires nothing greater than to clear his title, but he refuses to sit down in a room and face his accusers and reply questions beneath oath,” Tony Buzbee, the lawyer of the 22 ladies which are suing Watson mentioned, in line with ESPN.
Deshaun Watson didn’t play for the Texans all of final season when it was rumored that he could be traded to the Miami Dolphins, nonetheless, this didn’t occur and, for now, whereas the NFL can also be investigating the case, he has not been suspended by the league and stays on the roster of the “House Metropolis” workforce.