NBA Finals Browns now enduring the price of going all-in on Deshaun Watson
Less than three months ago, Jimmy and Dee Haslam, the owners of the Cleveland Browns, expressed supreme confidence in Deshaun Watson.
We are talking quarter-billion-dollar-to-Watson confidence.
We are talking about three-first-round-picks confidence.
We are talking about $55-million-salary-cap-hit confidence.
That’s a lot for a guy who sat out an entire season seeking a trade while dealing with an onslaught of sexual assault allegations.
“We are confident in Deshaun,” the Haslams said in a statement.
The root of this confidence came from what general manager Andrew Berry
described as “extensive investigative, legal and reference work” to “make an informed decision about pursuing [Watson] as our quarterback.”
It’s improbable the newspaper found all the women or all the potential stories.