The Case Against Deshaun Watson

Rob SzypkoCarlos Prieto and

John Ketchum and

Dan PowellMarion Lozano and


This episode contains details of alleged sexual assault.

In the past year, more than 20 different women have accused the star N.F.L. quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct.

Despite the allegations, Watson has signed one of the most lucrative contracts in the history of football, with the Cleveland Browns, and will take the field today for training camp.


Jenny Vrentas, a sports reporter for The New York Times.

Deshaun Watson was a quarterback for the Houston Texans when he was accused of sexual misconduct during massage appointments.
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Jenny Vrentas contributed reporting.

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