Yesterday, the attorney with 22 cases against Texans QB Deshaun Watson said he was working with the FBI in regards to the case, and Watson’s attorney called his bluff.
Well, today the attorney for Watson, Rusty Hardin pulled a trick out of his own back pocket. Hardin says the FBI is now involved and not for Watson, but rather for extortion against the accusers.
According to ESPN, Hardin also said that Watson spoke to the FBI about allegations of extortion regarding one of the 23 lawsuits filed against the quarterback, of which 22 are still active.
“In April, the FBI came to us and told us they were investigating a matter as to whether one of Mr. [Tony] Buzbee’s clients had committed extortion in the way they were demanding money from Deshaun or what they would do if they didn’t pay it,” Hardin said in a news conference.
“We were not the ones who contacted them; they contacted us. We talked to [the FBI]. We even let them interview Deshaun — and if y’all can find a lawyer that will let his client talk to the FBI if the lawyer had thought his client had done anything wrong or had any exposure, then I’ll be very, very surprised.”
It sounds like a game of chess is going on right now. Either way it is not helping Deshaun Watson’s love from the NFL. I mean this is going to hurt him no matter how it plays out. It is great that his attorney is firing back though.