- Jan 15, 2014
Well, something was sucked out of someone. Evidence, where'd that go ?Texans: Hey Deshaun, about that trade request. Yea we been thinking we
Just want you to be happy so.
On a serious note. It’s really sad to see this guy go down like this. If true. Everyone deserves due process and it wouldn’t be the first time fake accusations were made to suck some money out of a rich person. But dude is in deep water now.
You don't really know that, Mac. I lived in a small town near Houston for a couple of years in the 70's and what you are describing is closer to that timeframe than today. It certainly WAS a good ole boys network, but now, I don't recognize it as such. Watson may not be too bright and thought just getting out of state was the right thing to do and not thinking out the consequences of that. We don't know jack shyte right now except that charges have been leveled against him..I'm normally quite firmly in the "believe her" camp.
However... this just stinks of the Houston good ol' boy network working with this lawyer to ensure that Watson stays.
My mom was the COO of a legal outplacement firm in Houston and the stories of the really fucked up things that go on in those legal circles in Houston are just that... fucked up.
If he did it, he absolutely should be held accountable. Still, I find it incredulous that the time period is such that if guilty, specifically the date ranges start in March 2020, prior to the team exercising his fifth year option, would give the team substantial leverage which they currently lack.
Why is this an issue? Well, if he knew of something and didn't alert the team, they could come back at him for fraud when he signed the big contract.
And I bet behind the scenes, there's a "hey... why don't you drop this whole trade thing and we'll make this whole thing go away"... which is another way of becoming someone who can be forever blackmailed.
If anything, he should fight this with everything and gtfo b/c these assholes just showed that they're willing to ruin a guy if that's what it takes to assert control.
If I were a player, Houston went from a "do not stop here" to "Chernobyl".