Deshaun Watson appeared to address the “rumors” in a cryptic post Tuesday on his Instagram story – the same day a new report alleged that the Browns quarterback arranged massages with “at least” 66 different women over a period of 17 months.
“See, blogging can’t break me, see, I’m the voice, I don’t respond. But the rumors you’ve heard, I humbly deny, yeah, yeah,” read the quoted lyrics on Watson’s Instagram Story.
The lyrics of Watson’s message are taken from the song “Rich Off Pain” by Lil Durk and Lil Baby, featuring Rod Wave.
The post in question came shortly after The New York Times published a report on Tuesday claiming that Watson used “at least” 66 female massage therapists between fall 2019 and spring 2021.
Watson currently faces 24 active civil lawsuits against him alleging sexual misconduct.
The NFL is in the midst of its own investigation into 22 lawsuits brought by women — all of whom are massage therapists — which became public in March 2021. Two additional lawsuits recently came to light after two of Watson’s accusers came out on ” Real Sports” from HBO. “, which aired in May.
Ashley Solis, who was the first of 22 women to file a lawsuit against the former Texans quarterback, detailed her allegations of sexual misconduct against Watson during the program.
Watson’s job comes two months after he was introduced to the Browns, who traded for the former first-round pick in March and signed him to a record-breaking, five-year, $230 million deal that is fully guaranteed.
Cleveland acquired Watson in a trade with the Texans after two separate grand juries declined to indict him on criminal charges in connection with the 22 civil lawsuits pending against him for sexual misconduct.
Watson has continued to deny any wrongdoing since the allegations became public last March.
The 26-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback has attended scheduled Browns offseason activities. Watson also hosted a number of his offensive Browns teammates in the Bahamas last month to practice and bond before the start of team-hosted team activities, according to ESPN.