(SportsRadio 610) - Both sides of the 23 civil lawsuits against former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson have spoken exclusively with SportsRadio 610 in the past two weeks.
Watson since last year had been facing 22 lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions, and a 23rd lawsuit with similar claims emerged this week.
Rusty Hardin and Leah Graham, attorneys for Watson, spoke with Payne & Pendergast for more than half an hour Friday morning to go over the legal saga, as the NFL mulls over a possible suspension for Watson, who sat out last season and has since been traded to the Cleveland Browns.
The interview covers why the attorneys decided to participate at the 11th hour in the HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which aired last Sunday; settlement talks; how damaging it might be to admit having consensual sex with three of the women; how the NFL has handled the investigation; how the Texans handled trade discussions; the Browns' research on Watson; and claims made by the opposing attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents all 23 women suing Watson.
Buzbee joined In The Loop for an exclusive 34-minute interview last Friday.
Buzbee discussed otherwise unexamined parts of the plaintiffs' complaints, and pointedly responded to comments by Watson attorneys Rusty Hardin and Leah Graham.
Among Buzbee's comments:
Why Watson attorney Leah Graham hinted at the case being about him instead of the plaintiffs; questions why criminal charges were not brought by the grand juries in Harris and Brazoria counties; Hardin's blind spot in civil litigation; and more.