Browns ownership releases statement on decision to acquire Deshaun Watson

Mar 21, 2022

The Cleveland Browns officially acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans on Sunday, landing the controversial quarterback for a bunch of draft picks.

Team ownership also released a statement explaining its thought process — justifying? — the decision to land Watson, who will not face criminal charges but has 22 civil lawsuits in front of him.

“We spent a tremendous amount of time exploring and investigating the opportunity to trade for Deshaun Watson,’’ owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in the release. “We are acutely aware and empathetic to the highly personal sentiments expressed about this decision. Our team’s comprehensive evaluation process was of utmost importance due to the sensitive nature of his situation and the complex factors involved. We also understand there are still some legal proceedings that are ongoing and we will respect due process.

Source: Yahoo Sports
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