Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is in serious hot water right now. He's now facing 24 sexual assault allegations and at this point, it seems inevitable the NFL is likely going to suspend him for quite some time.
Well, the latest rumblings coming out of the whole saga aren't looking good for Watson. Per Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today, a Houston detective by the name of Kamesha Baker believes the Browns signal-caller committed all the crimes he's been accused of. She even shared her opinion under oath with the Harris County District Attorney.
According to Schrotenboer, Baker testified that she fully believes Deshaun Watson committed criminal indecent assault, sexual assault, and prostitution.
“Did you feel confident that you had the evidence needed to pursue those charges?”
“Yes,” she replied.
She then was asked this: “And was there any doubt in your mind as the investigating officer that a crime had occurred?”
“No,” she answered.
It's also important to note that Detective Baker's team also all believed the Browns QB committed all of these crimes he's been accused of. Here is more insight on the whole situation, via Mike Florio of PFT:
Baker did not testify during the Harris County grand jury proceedings on nine criminal complaints. She said she was told by Stallings that Deshaun Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, would have objections to Baker testifying before the grand jury. That’s confusing, because the suspect’s lawyer has no standing whatsoever to object to anything the prosecutor does during the grand jury proceedings.
It's not known if Baker's opinion will play much of a part in the ultimate outcome of this whole fiasco, but the New York Times also recently reported that Deshaun Watson met with 66 women across the last 17 months for massages and the Houston Texans even provided him with facilities to do so. However, in March, a grand jury cleared Watson's name of the first 22 criminal charges before these last two.
A messy situation to say the least.