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Deshaun Watson will not be prosecuted

Deshaun Watson will not be prosecuted in connection with nine allegations of sexual misconduct by massage therapists, a Harris County, Texas grand jury ruled Friday.

Watson has been accused of touching therapists’ hands with his penis, exposing himself and making multiple allegations of sexual assault.

The Texas QB is still facing civil lawsuits from 22 massage therapists alleging him of sexual misconduct, but the criminal case against him is now closed.

“We are pleased that the grand jury thoroughly reviewed the matter and came to the same conclusion as we did,” Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin said in a statement. “Deshaun Watson has committed no crimes and is not guilty of any crime. Now that the criminal investigation is complete, we are welcome to proceed with the civil testimony. We will vigorously defend these cases with any means we have.

“It’s time to let Deshaun move on.”

As the grand jury deliberated Friday, Watson pleaded guilty to two testimonies under the 22 civil complaints and pleaded the Fifth Amendment — the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination — on all issues.

Deshaun Watson will not face any criminal charges related to allegations of sexual misconduct by Houston-area massage therapists.
Deshaun Watson will not face any criminal charges related to allegations of sexual misconduct by Houston-area massage therapists.
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Watson has denied wrongdoing in the allegations. Hardin has said that the sexual acts described by massage therapists were consensual.

the athlete reported The investigation into the NFL’s personal conduct against Watson also remains open and the league has spoken to 10 of his accusers but not Watson yet.

The 26-year-old missed the entirety of last season as a plethora of allegations surfaced and the team kept him inactive.

Before the allegations came to light, the star quarterback had told the Texans that he no longer wanted to play for the organization.

With no more criminal charges on the horizon, Watson’s trading market is expected to recover quickly.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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