Myles Garrett on Deshaun Watson allegations: None of my business
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 792
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett called the Deshaun Watson situation "none of my business" but the reporters kept pressing him if the quarterback's character mattered to him. Watson, who is considered as one of the best and most talented players in the NFL, is facing some serious allegations as 23 women have accused him of harrasment.
The NFL investigation into those claims is still ongoing and there is a chance Watson receives a suspension. Garrett didn't want to comment too much on the Watson situation but did acknowledge that the quaterback's character matters to him.
"It does. But I don't know what happened," Garrett answered, per ESPN. "You don't know what happened. No one in this room really knows what happened, other than the people that were involved. I can't move one way or another based on hearsay.
So I just move with the character and the man I know from day to day. And that's a good guy from what I've seen."
Watson claims his innocence
The moment the grand jury decided not to indict Watson on any criminal chargers, the Browns made an aggressive pursuit and landed Watson.
During his introductory press conference with the Browns, Watson said those allegations are serious but he is not someone who would ever do that to any woman. "I understand these allegations are serious," Watson said. "I never assaulted any woman.
I never disrespected any woman in my life. I wasn't raised that way. It's not in my DNA." The Browns faced criticism following their decision to sign Watson. The team defended their decision by insisting they conducted an investigation before trading for the quarterback.
"I'll say the investigators that we hired were able to get a full perspective of all the cases," Browns general manager Andrew Berry answered. "I'm not going to go into necessarily the details of everything the investigators did, but they got a full perspective for all the criminal and civil cases."