Following the announcement that no criminal charges would be filed against Deshaun Watson, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter posted a tweet that didn’t sit well with many people.
“This is why Deshaun Watson, from the beginning, welcomed a police investigation: He felt he knew that the truth would come out. And today, a grand jury did not charge him on any of the criminal complaints,” Schefter tweeted.
After receiving plenty of flak for his post, Schefter issued a clarification.
“This was a poorly worded tweet that deserves a proper response,” he said. “It was intended to provide insight into the strategy of Watson’s legal team from its POV. I should have been clearer. As legal experts have explained, a lack of an indictment alone does not mean someone is innocent.”
Watson, who still has 22 civil lawsuits against him will be able to be traded to a team sometime in the near future and begin resuming his football career. He is however, subject to the NFL conduct policy and could be suspended by the league.