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    Both sides in Deshaun Watson litigation make accusations of evidence destruction

    Getty Images When it comes to legal proceedings, it’s critical that the parties involved never destroy relevant evidence. In the 22 cases pending against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, both sides are accusing the other of destroying evidence. During a Thursday status conference, attorney...
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    After being called liars by Deshaun Watson’s lawyer, 12 of Tony Buzbee’s 22 clients will attend status conference

    Getty Images The cases against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson return to court on Thursday for a status conference. Attorney Tony Buzbee says most of his clients will personally appear for the hearing. Via Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, Buzbee said that 12 of the 22 plaintiffs have...
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    Report: Some 40 Texans players worked out at NRG Stadium on Monday

    Getty Images Texans players did not release a statement about their participation in the voluntary portion of the offseason program. And on Monday, some 40 of the 78 players under contract worked out at NRG Stadium on the first day of the nine-week program, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle...
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    Report: At least two of the women suing Deshaun Watson have agreed to meet with the NFL

    Getty Images The game of public-opinion ping pong continues between the lawyers representing the opposing sides of the Deshaun Watson controversy. On the same day that Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, took an ultra-aggressive position in officially responding to the 22 lawsuits and in making a...
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    Rusty Hardin: We are saying all 22 women suing Deshaun Watson are lying

    Getty Images If there was any doubt (and there shouldn’t have been) regarding Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s first substantive response to the civil charges against him, there should be none now. His lawyer, Rusty Hardin, admits that Watson and his lawyers believe that the women suing...
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    Deshaun Watson’s first official response calls the lawsuits against him a “money grab”

    Getty Images The battle has been joined. After weeks of press conferences and lawyer statements and a skirmish over whether the plaintiffs would proceed in their own names (they now are) in cases alleging misconduct during massage sessions, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has filed a formal...
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    Houston Chronicle finds errors on both sides of Deshaun Watson cases

    Getty Images The 22 lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson eventually will play out in a court of law. For now, the cases have been playing out in the court of public opinion. The Houston Chronicle has found that the effort to win hearts and minds of the average person has resulted...
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    Nick Caserio: Tyrod Taylor has experience with our coaches, offensive system

    Getty Images With Deshaun Watson facing lawsuits from 22 women, there’s a decent chance that Tyrod Taylor will begin the 2021 season as the Texans starting quarterback. When Taylor signed with Houston in March, it was widely viewed as a contingency plan for if Houston ended up trading Watson...
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    Nick Caserio on Deshaun Watson: We’re respectful of the legal process

    Getty Images While Deshaun Watson is currently facing lawsuits from 22 women, the Texans are preparing for the draft and the start of their offseason program. Speaking to the media for his pre-draft press conference on Friday, General Manager Nick Caserio said he had no comment on Watson’s...
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    DeMarcus Walker announces he’s joining Texans

    Getty Images Former Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Walker announced via his instagram account that he is joining the Houston Texans. Walker had a free agent visit with the Texans last week. Walker’s post to his instagram account was tagged in Houston and had several instances of Texans...
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    Texans sign guard Lane Taylor

    Getty Images Last week free agent guard Lane Taylor visited the Texans, and now he has agreed to stay in Houston. The Texans and Taylor have agreed to a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 31-year-old Taylor has played his entire eight-year NFL career with the Packers...
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    Five women suing Deshaun Watson have spoken to police

    Getty Images A Washington Post interview of attorney Tony Buzbee includes plenty of flavor and context regarding the maneuverings that happened between the lawyers handling the 22 civil cases filed against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The interview also has one significant bit of news...
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    Jadeveon Clowney signing one-year deal with Browns

    Getty Images The meeting between Jadeveon Clowney and the Browns had to be pushed from Monday to Wednesday. But apparently it still went well. According to several reports, Cleveland is signing Clowney to a one-year deal worth up to $10 million. Clowney will join a defensive line anchored by...
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    Another lawsuit is filed against Deshaun Watson

    Getty Images The total number of lawsuits against Deshaun Watson has returned to 22. With one plaintiff dropping her case without prejudice, reducing the number of plaintiffs to 21, another woman has sued the Texans quarterback for alleged misconduct during a massage. The latest plaintiff, a...
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    Texans sign Antony Auclair

    Getty Images The Buccaneers haven’t lost many players. They began the offseason with 25 free agents and have re-signed 13. Only four have ended up elsewhere, with eight remaining unsigned. One of those four became a Texan on Wednesday. Former Bucs tight end Antony Auclair has signed with...
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    What are the Browns getting in Jadeveon Clowney?

    Getty Images A year after failing to sign Jadeveon Clowney to a lucrative three-year deal, the Browns have inked Clowney to a one-year contract worth up to $10 million. So what are the Browns getting in Clowney? The simple answer is, it depends. The more complicated answer is, well, it...
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    Rusty Hardin says one of the lawsuits against Deshaun Watson has been dismissed

    Getty Images The effort to force all persons suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to attach their names to their complaints apparently has achieved the intended goal, as to one of the 22 plaintiffs. Lawyer Rusty Hardin says that one of the plaintiffs has dismissed her case. “We believe we...
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    Dismissed civil case against Deshaun Watson was not settled

    Getty Images On Tuesday, lawyer Rusty Hardin said that one of the 22 civil lawsuits against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been dismissed. Hardin didn’t say whether the case was dismissed without quid pro quo or whether it was settled. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the...
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    All 22 plaintiff names in the Deshaun Watson civil cases will be disclosed

    Getty Images Rusty Hardin asked for it, and Rusty Hardin is getting it. After jostling for weeks to force the 22 women who sued Hardin’s client, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson under a Jane Doe pseudonym to disclose their identities, Hardin will learn the names of all plaintiffs. Via Aaron...
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    Washington claims Beau Benzschawel off waivers

    Getty Images It didn’t take long for Beau Benzschawel to find a new workplace. After the Texans waived him on Monday, Washington has claimed the offensive lineman, according to the transaction wire. Benzschawel initially signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin in...
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