Deshaan Watson says she is ‘really sorry to all the women I’ve influenced’


The interview was shared by Brown on Twitter and was conducted by a reporter CNN affiliate WEWS “Brown Countdown.”

“I want to say that I feel sorry for all the women I’ve impacted in this situation,” Watson said. “My decisions that I made in my life that put me in this position I would definitely like to come back to, but I want to keep moving forward and continue to grow and learn and show that I am a true person of character. And I’m going to keep going.”

Prior to the brief interview, Watson repeatedly denied allegations of misconduct, including sexual assault and harassment involving more than two dozen women. He did not elaborate in the interview what he meant when he said “this position.”

The NFL announced last week that it will appeal A decision by former federal judge Sue L. Robinson Watson sit without pay for six games He was with the Houston Texans when he was with the Houston Texans for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The league was instead insisting on at least a full-season suspension.
In his written decision, Robinson cited Watson’s “lack of expressed remorse” as a factor in the discipline he chose.

Watson is awaiting the decision of former New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey, who was named as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s nominee, to hear the appeal.

Speaking Tuesday at an owners meeting in Minneapolis, Goodell Watson’s behavior is called “serious” and “predatory.”

Asked why the league continued to demand a harsher punishment for Watson, Goodell said: “Because we’ve seen the evidence. (Robinson) was very clear about the evidence, he strengthened the evidence that there were multiple violations. And they were serious and it was violent behavior.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Deshan Watson's behavior was 'arrogant' and 'predatory'

“Those are things that we always felt was really important for us to address in a responsible way,” Goodell continued.

Watson’s suspension has no effect on the three-match prior season. He started on Friday and completed just one pass in five attempts.

A three-time pro bowler, Watson did not play last season due to a trade-off with the Texans, as well as an investigation into these allegations.

Earlier this year, Brown traded three first-round picks to Watson and then signed him to a five-year, fully guaranteed $230 million contract, the most guaranteed money in NFL history.

Twenty-four civil lawsuits were filed against Watson in Texas; 23 has been disposed off confidentially. Two grand juries declined to criminally charge Watson.

CNN’s Jillian Martin and Ben Morse contributed to this report.


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