For the second time in as many weeks a grand jury in Texas decided against indicting new Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.
An additional accusation of sexual misconduct against Watson led to a second grand jury this week.
However, the jury reached the same conclusion. There wasn’t enough evidence to take the case to trial.
“‘After a careful and thorough review of the facts and evidence documented in the reports prepared by the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office and the Houston Police Department,
as well as hearing testimony from witnesses, the Grand Jury for Brazoria County has declined to charge Deshaun Watson with any crimes.
Accordingly, this matter is closed,’ Brazoria County District Attorney Tom Selleck said in a statement,” via ESPN.com.
Not long after the news broke, the NFL released a statement on the matter.
“We have been closely monitoring all developments in the matter which remains under review of the personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
At this point, it’s unclear if Watson will face a suspension during the 2022 season. However, given precedent,
it would be stunning to see the former Houston Texans quarterback not miss at least part of the season.
The Browns offered a massive haul of picks to the Texans for Watson last week. The team then rewarded him with a $230 million guaranteed contract.