PatsFans.com - Mobile
PatsFans.com
Search

Deshaun Watson accused of sexual assault in lawsuit

2020 Patriots Season:
Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: N/A

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

vuudu

Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
2019 Weekly Picks Winner
To think for 100K all of this could have gone away, I think he may have screwed himself biggly here. Whoever gave him the advice not to pay has helped put the nailed in the coffin. He dug the hole.
 

gobesmug

Third String But Playing on Special Teams
To think for 100K all of this could have gone away, I think he may have screwed himself biggly here. Whoever gave him the advice not to pay has helped put the nailed in the coffin. He dug the hole.
Not saying that isn't true, but what source said the woman was asking silently for a 100K?

I ask because I hadn't seen that. Was there ever an attempt to quietly settle without making the matter public? If so I find the initial accuser a lot less credible.
 

gobesmug

Third String But Playing on Special Teams
Do you think these sponsors are dropping because the public perception is getting worse or because it's looking more and more like he is guilty?

I know that ultimately sponsors only care about public perception and not actual guilt.

My question is more does the sponsors dropping indicate a guilty settlement coming and the sponsors are dropping before that comes, or is the current perception too negative to wait it out anymore?
 

Lansdowne

In the Starting Line-Up
Do you think these sponsors are dropping because the public perception is getting worse or because it's looking more and more like he is guilty?

I know that ultimately sponsors only care about public perception and not actual guilt.

My question is more does the sponsors dropping indicate a guilty settlement coming and the sponsors are dropping before that comes, or is the current perception too negative to wait it out anymore?
Public image. Sponsors don’t want to be viewed as endorsing someone who doesn’t “reflect their values” (which is corporate speak for “he’s making us look bad by association and it’s not worth risking our bottom line”). The optics of the situation became too bad to ignore once a public face was put to one of the alleged victims, and the sponsors made their moves.

I remember a few years back when Cam Newton got in trouble for laughing at a female reporter during a press conference for asking him about receiver routes. Dannon didn’t waste any time removing him as their spokesman for their Oikos brand of yogurts and replaced him with Dak Prescott.


It’s case by case, and not automatic, and will often time depends on who it is. Tiger Woods had that whole adultery thing made public back in 2009 and as a result he lost sponsorships from Gatorade and Gillette, among others, but Nike stayed loyal and still has him to this day.
 
Last edited:

Deus Irae

PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club
PatsFans.com Supporter
Not saying that isn't true, but what source said the woman was asking silently for a 100K?

I ask because I hadn't seen that. Was there ever an attempt to quietly settle without making the matter public? If so I find the initial accuser a lot less credible.
It was a settlement offer, likely an opening number that could have been brought down. Instead of responding in a manner Buzzbee was comfortable with, Watson's side responded in a way that did not sit well with Buzzbee. So now we have the **** show.

Florio, who seems to specialize in getting damn near everything wrong, actually got this right. It's shocking, but true. He's actually put out an article train that has some interesting notions in it. Frankly, I'm starting to wonder if he having someone ghost write his work. The first two links should answer your question. The rest of the links are follow up stuff and, assuming that there's at least some level of validity to the issues broached in them, lend themselves to the notion that Watson should really have taken that settlement offer more seriously.


Latest Rusty Hardin statement on behalf of Deshaun Watson could backfire - ProFootballTalk

Tony Buzbee responds to the latest Rusty Hardin statement - ProFootballTalk

Tony Buzbee hints at potential federal law violations by Deshaun Watson - ProFootballTalk

NFL should place Deshaun Watson on Commissioner Exempt list - ProFootballTalk
 

vuudu

Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
2019 Weekly Picks Winner
Not saying that isn't true, but what source said the woman was asking silently for a 100K?

I ask because I hadn't seen that. Was there ever an attempt to quietly settle without making the matter public? If so I find the initial accuser a lot less credible.
It has been reported everywhere and was released by Watson's lawyer.
 

Bill Lee

What, me worry?
It has been reported everywhere and was released by Watson's lawyer.
Right, and Florio reports $100k was the opening bid, the final result was likely to be in the $50k-$75k range.

We also now know Watson's lawyers were willing to position this as a learning experience for their high profile athlete.

Same kind of stuff Rapistburger's lawyers came up with, IIRC.
 

XLIX

Pro Bowl Player

ChrisR2223

Pro Bowl Player
It seems to me that what he is trying to do is get some cases summarily dismissed based on having the judge require the plaintiffs to identify themselves. Presumably, some might refuse. I'd say that's not a bad strategy at this point.
I don’t like how this plays out for all involved.
 

tuckeverlasting

In the Starting Line-Up
Well, I mean, the man does have the right to formulate a defense and a large part of that is knowing who his accusers are.
he knows who they are and if he doesn't remember a couple of them he can always check who he has dm'd and the dates the girls say it happened.
 

XLIX

Pro Bowl Player
he knows who they are and if he doesn't remember a couple of them he can always check who he has dm'd and the dates the girls say it happened.
Yeah, but it doesn't exactly work that way in a court of law. They are going to have to show up at some point (if this goes all the way, which I doubt it will)
 

Bill Lee

What, me worry?
It seems to me that what he is trying to do is get some cases summarily dismissed based on having the judge require the plaintiffs to identify themselves. Presumably, some might refuse. I'd say that's not a bad strategy at this point.
I think it may have been a good strategy a few days ago.

It may have made some of the accusers drop out and cast doubt with the rest.

After the first one went public I think the rest will be less fearful than they would have been a few days ago.

It seems we're past the tipping point now.
 

Deus Irae

PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club
PatsFans.com Supporter

Palm Beach Pats Fan

Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
2019 Weekly Picks Winner
2020 Weekly NFL Picks Winner
Florio, who seems to specialize in getting damn near everything wrong, actually got this right. It's shocking, but true.
Before Florio was a football guy he was a lawyer, so he sometimes gets the legal stuff right. Then... before he was a lawyer, he was an engineering major, so he grasped the stupidity of the deflategate allegations and got that right.

I trust his legal analysis more than his game prognostications, trade ideas, or draft ideas.
 

Top