Deshaun Watson could be handed a heavy punishment for allegedly assaulting 26 women sexually while receiving massages and according to the latest report by Pro Football Talk;
If/when the NFL imposes an unpaid suspension on Deshaun Watson, the NFLPA will defend the case in part by pointing to the punishment (or lack thereof) imposed on Daniel Snyder, Robert Kraft, and Jerry Jones.
TPS continues that;
In an attempt to get the shortest possible suspension from the league, the NFL Players Association is expected to bring up other examples around the league to spotlight the passes that several league owners received following their own scandals.
Bracing for the NFL to hand down an “unprecedented” punishment to Deshaun Watson for his alleged behavior toward more than 20 women he hired to massage him, the NFL Players Association is planning an “aggressive defense” that could bring up New England owner Robert Kraft’s alleged behavior at a Florida massage parlor.
Florio’s report says the NFLPA’s defense plan might take aim at Daniel Snyder, Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones for their past incidents.
The defense for Watson would apparently invoke Kraft — per “a source with knowledge of the intended strategy” — because the Patriots owner received no punishment from the league despite allegedly paying for a massage that became a sexual encounter at a Florida spa in 2019.
Kraft was charged with a crime but his solicitation charge was dismissed because a court ruled the video surveillance Florida law enforcement used violated the rights of the individuals who were recorded in secret at the spa.
As for Watson, the Browns’ QB allegedly met at least 66 women for massages over a 17-month period per The New York Times.
“If the league means what it says when it says that owners are held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline for violations of the Personal Conduct Policy, the manner in which Snyder, Kraft, and Jones were handled by the league becomes directly relevant to the manner in which Watson is handled, too,” per PFT.
Robert Kraft was never punished even though it was clear he was getting those happy endings.
As reported by WSVN “Police say they recorded Kraft, a widower, paying for s*x acts at the Orchids of Asia spa on consecutive days in January 2019. Kraft pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology for his actions. A county court judge originally threw out the recordings, saying the warrant allowing the cameras’ installation didn’t sufficiently protect the privacy of innocent customers who received legal massages. The 4th District agreed, ruling that planting video cameras in private spaces is an “extreme” measure that should only be used when absolutely necessary.”
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