DESHAUN WATSON could be set for a chilly reception in Houston.
The current quarterback for the Cleveland Browns will make his debut for the team when they take on the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Sunday.
This comes just seven months after the Browns traded everything and the kitchen sink for Watson, who has been at the center of 26 allegations of sexual misconduct by massage therapists for well over a year.
Of those 26 women, all but one were represented by Houston-based attorney Tony Buzbee.
And speaking to The Athletic, Buzbee said he and about 10 of his clients “will be there to welcome Deshaun back to Houston next Sunday.”
Buzbee reportedly said there will be “bells and whistles” as he and those joining him at NRG Stadium plan to relay a message to Watson: “You think you’ve outpaced us but we always are still here.”
Of Buzbee’s 25 clients, 24 eventually settled, according to The Athletic.
Also, earlier this year, two different grand juries in Harris County, Texas, declined to indict Watson.
However, the NFL imposed its own penalties after finding Watson violated the league’s personal conduct guidelines.
After the league completed its investigation, Judge Sue Robinson recommended a six-game suspension.
But that six-game suspension was challenged by the NFL, which wanted a longer ban.
A settlement was agreed between the NFL and NFLPA later that month, which saw Watson suspended for 11 games.
Watson was also fined $5 million, which will be donated to charity.
Watson has maintained his innocence throughout.
The 4-7 Browns meet the 1-9-1 Texans on Sunday, December 4 at 1pm ET.
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