Deshaun Watson Trade Value has Plummeted Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Sep 20, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) walks off the field after a play during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It was just a couple months ago that a potential Deshaun Watson trade was the talk of the NFL watercooler. That changed on a dime back on March 17 when an then unknown woman came out via her attorney to claim sexual assault on the part of the Houston Texans’ quarterback.

Initially, we had no idea what to make of these allegations. There were no criminal investigation pending from the Houston Police Department.

Things have changed big time since. North of 20 women have now come forward with civil suits claiming sexual misconduct and/or sexual assault on the part of the quarterback. The Houston Police Department also opened a criminal investigation on April 3.

In the mean time, talk of Deshaun Watson being traded have died down. Teams that had previous interest in the 2020 NFL passing leader have moved on to other options. Now, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, things have cratered in this regard.

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SOURCE: Sportsnaut, Vincent Frank

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