Deshaun Watson was not indicted. He additionally was not exonerated.
That’s what Harris County (Texas) District Legal professional Kim Ogg desires everybody to recollect in regards to the grey space surrounding Watson as civil lawsuits accusing the Cleveland Browns quarterback of sexual misconduct proceed to mount. A Harris County grand jury did not indict Watson — the previous Houston Texans star — on 9 prison complaints in March, and that verdict cleared a path for his trade to the Browns.
In a authorized context, failing to fulfill the burden of proof just isn’t the identical as declaring innocence, nevertheless.
Showing on “The Mike Meltser Podcast” devoted to sports activities legislation, Ogg wrapped up the interview by saying, “We respect our justice course of. I like the legislation. It’s designed to get to the reality. That’s actually what individuals need. I don’t assume as a tradition we are able to stay with injustice. Keep in mind, a grand jury no invoice just isn’t an exoneration. Folks, even once they clear the prison justice system, usually face accountability and repercussions in different components of our authorized system.”
Watson nonetheless faces 24 civil lawsuits from his former therapeutic massage therapists and likely punishment from the NFL.
“I feel to find out whether or not justice was completed on this case you’re going to have to attend and see the way it all comes out on the civil facet of issues after which via the NFL on the executive facet of issues,” Ogg stated. “After which individuals will decide whether or not that’s justice.”