Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been removed from the intro of a team video.
Watson is currently facing 22 lawsuits alleging sexual assault and misconduct, and it doesn’t look like the situation will go away in the near future. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The first woman to file a lawsuit against Deshaun Watson (seated to Tony Buzbee’s left) has identified herself.
“My name is Ashley Solis. Remember that name. … I was afraid. I’m not afraid anymore.” pic.twitter.com/gWqX6spFmv
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) April 6, 2021
Now, the team appears to be distancing itself from him. According to Yahoo Sports, Watson has been almost completely removed from the franchise’s “Texans 360” show intro.
He is briefly visible in the background, but all his highlights are gone.
Deshaun Watson has now been completely removed from the intro to the in-house show pic.twitter.com/IzIjBYD9o2
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) April 11, 2021
For comparison, below is an older version of the show’s intro.
This blew up. Happy for you that you Waldo’ed a screengrab of him in the distance, you’re not the first. I’d edit out “completely” if I could. I’ve attached last week’s intro, It’s pretty clear he’s being de-emphasized in comparison to where it was last week. That is my point. pic.twitter.com/rPE01cLBBb
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) April 12, 2021
It really does feel like things are falling apart for Watson. He hasn’t been charged with anything and he 10% deserves the right to be presumed innocent, but it’s never a good thing when you get removed from team videos.
That’s especially true when you’re the face of the franchise.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 2, 2021
I have no idea how this is all going to shake out, but once your team seemingly scrubs you out of promo material, it would certainly seem like the support is gone.