Major brands distance themselves from Deshaun Watson after sexual misconduct allegations

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More than 20 women are suing Deshaun Watson for alleged sexual misconduct. Today Nike and Beats headphones both distanced themselves amid the investigation. With CNBC business reporter Jabari Young. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: cnb.cx/2NGeIvi
Nike has suspended its endorsement of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, the company told CNBC on Wednesday. Apple’s Beats by Dre brand also said it has terminated its endorsement deal with Watson.
“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and have suspended Deshaun Watson. We will continue to closely monitor the situation,” Nike said in a statement. A representative for Beats did not provide a statement.
The first woman who accused Watson of sexual misconduct while receiving private massages spoke publicly on Tuesday. Ashley Solis said she suffers from “panic attacks, anxiety and depression” due to Watson’s alleged sexual assault in March 2020. She requested that Watson be held accountable for his alleged behavior.
Watson and lawyer Rusty Hardin have denied the allegations saying the claims result from a failed blackmail attempt. The National Football League quarterback has been accused of sexual misconduct in lawsuits filed by 22 women, all represented by lawyer Tony Buzbee.
The Houston Police Department tweeted on Friday that it has opened a criminal investigation after a complaint was filed against Watson.
“The brands are in a difficult situation right now,” said Scott Rosner, academic director of the sports management program at Columbia University. “There clearly will be public pressure as there typically is in these types of cases to disassociate themselves formally from the athlete. And some are likely to do that. Others will make a statement expressing concern but reiterating their belief in the legal process.”
Will race play a factor?
Rosner, an expert in brand strategies, concurred with comparisons of Watson’s troubles to former NFL star Michael Vick and Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger.
Those top-tier NFL quarterbacks were in their prime but hurt by off-the-field legal troubles. Brands reacted differently.
In Vick’s case, he pleaded guilty to dogfighting and endorsers dropped him. But Roethlisberger was twice accused of sexual misconduct in 2009 and 2010. He was never charged in either case and settled with the victim who accused him of rape.
But brands, including Nike, remained with Roethlisberger despite the allegations. Roethlisberger was suspended four games for violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, something Watson could also face even if he avoids criminal charges.
“It’s an appropriate and fair question to ask,” Rosner said of race playing a factor in determining Watson’s situation with brands. Roethlisberger is white and Watson is Black. But Watson does face more accusers than Roethlisberger which brands will need to consider, too. Roethlisberger faced allegations from one woman while Watson is accused by 22, and those accusations come in the context of the #MeToo movement.
“It’s hard to know the impact of race in this particular instance or in Roethlisberger’s instance,” Rosner added. “But in general, I think we can say that race is typically a factor whether consciously or unconsciously considered. It’s an obvious difference between the two cases. We’ll see if it leads to different treatment.”
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  1. I am The Lobster CooCoo Cahcoo!
    I am The Lobster CooCoo Cahcoo!
    7 napja

    Can't have a conversation with out throwing out the race card, wow, society is sick.

    1. I am The Lobster CooCoo Cahcoo!
      I am The Lobster CooCoo Cahcoo!
      6 napja

      @singingchef23 One day you will heal bro.

    2. singingchef23
      singingchef23
      7 napja

      This society was built on race, it's still in your Bill of Rights, gonna need to accept that the same way the victims of racism have to navigate it. If it offends your ears, can't imagine the pain from those who experience it

  2. Gregory Campbell
    Gregory Campbell
    7 napja

    Man this whole story really rubs me the wrong way.

  3. Reg M
    Reg M
    8 napja

    Watson wants out of Houston via trade/release. 🤣

  4. Saint Marco
    Saint Marco
    8 napja

    well it a number game if you have 1000 excuser have lawsuit of sexual assault the you dont go to trail settle of court the you not playing football then you loose endorsements sound to me the texans got thier moneys worth beaus now they probably dont have to pay him either if the government the FEDS don't intervene in this circus then why did they worry about steroids in baseball

  5. Martin Sanders
    Martin Sanders
    8 napja

    hufrom.info/number/vide/eKmltqSlbLDFsdo

  6. Martin Sanders
    Martin Sanders
    8 napja

    It’s like Black people and White People stand behind and bow down to Government even though Government Murdered 250 Million People in the 20th Century. Always good to ponder this stuff

  7. Alex B
    Alex B
    8 napja

    2:13 This news anchor compared Michael Vick and Waston and then ask does race play a factor! There both black! Btw check-out Tony Buzbee IG

    1. Martin Sanders
      Martin Sanders
      8 napja

      The Operation Mockingbird Media throws it into the Face of the People that they’ve Subjugated. One of the MSM News objectives is to try and keep Black and White People divided. That helps the Government keep their Position on Top. How else could so few rule so many

  8. Ser Dee
    Ser Dee
    8 napja

    I'm just happy my Titans won't have to face him again

  9. Krzysiek Stuttgart
    Krzysiek Stuttgart
    8 napja

    is this ESPN? WTF, this agenda from Smith is unbearable, can not look at him

  10. I Penguin
    I Penguin
    8 napja

    22 woman? What's the NFL record? And, can we get that by race?

  11. HELPME100
    HELPME100
    8 napja

    Wonder if he was DL would he have these problems?

    1. peace azure
      peace azure
      7 napja

      it would be 2x as many vics straight outta Montrose

    2. Saint Marco
      Saint Marco
      8 napja

      then it would be 33 men from ATL this the NWO

  12. Fantasy Deo
    Fantasy Deo
    8 napja

    Race didn't play a factor when you where group these women. Watson doesn't even like black women.

  13. Fantasy Deo
    Fantasy Deo
    8 napja

    22 women can't be lying.

    1. Fantasy Deo
      Fantasy Deo
      7 napja

      @singingchef23 I'm not saying that he did anything. But 22 it's surely a number to defend. 22 different spas? Common, there's a smoke here.

    2. singingchef23
      singingchef23
      7 napja

      Right then the 12 women who spoke out and said he didn't do anything inappropriate, they also arent lying. That works both ways. All anyone can do is wait for the result and the majority of the time these cases are settled.

    3. Fantasy Deo
      Fantasy Deo
      7 napja

      @Markus Black Bro the guy went to 22 different spa locations. Even michael jackson didn't do that.

    4. Markus Black
      Markus Black
      8 napja

      Yeah ok

  14. Kexin
    Kexin
    8 napja

    He's guilty or he's an idiot. You don't see this happening to Rivers, Manning and Wilson. When you're a QB, you gotta know not put yourself into these situations.

    1. singingchef23
      singingchef23
      7 napja

      You named 3 married men that had their big contracts years before Watson.

  15. C. Satia
    C. Satia
    8 napja

    I can't imagine Tom Brady pulling this crap.

    1. singingchef23
      singingchef23
      7 napja

      He has better people at the top to protect him from this kind of thing

  16. C. Satia
    C. Satia
    8 napja

    Deshaun Watson is the Bill Cosby of the NFL.

  17. C. Satia
    C. Satia
    8 napja

    Lock him up.

    1. C. Satia
      C. Satia
      3 napja

      @yoboireal _YT watch the news and you'll know why

    2. yoboireal _YT
      yoboireal _YT
      3 napja

      Why

  18. Just Saying
    Just Saying
    8 napja

    All he has to do is go back to Clemson and see the Weasel Reverend Dabo Swinney and get baptized in public with all sports news there and it will all be ok. Well maybe that just works with Clemson fans. Stay classy in blasphemy Dabo! This is what happens when players that get away with everything because of “The Clemson Department of Safety” and their own personal Jesse or Al, ( Clemson Pope) Dabo Swinney will make it go away. ACC sucks as a conference and as human beings.

  19. Kladbase Capital
    Kladbase Capital
    8 napja

    The black guy who works for CNBC cant just say yes....

  20. Don
    Don
    8 napja

    Yea race plays a factor, if the qb was white he would be in jail.

    1. Zelph
      Zelph
      8 napja

      so Big Ben was in jail?

  21. Hey There
    Hey There
    8 napja

    BLM and Dems were praising this dude when he was racist against white folks tho 😂😂😂 they hush mouth now.

  22. DW Stone
    DW Stone
    8 napja

    Your ass is going to prison

  23. Mario Mario
    Mario Mario
    8 napja

    "Allegations" lol ah so its probably not true. gotcha. How the hell do you touch someone at a "massage" place and the woman doesn't say no? Lol bunch of liars 🤣

  24. Tony Medina
    Tony Medina
    8 napja

    This story really rubs me the wrong way.

  25. Marcus Pain
    Marcus Pain
    8 napja

    But yet, Payton Manning and Brett Farve are allowed to have endorsements. There allegations swept under the rug!

  26. ArkOmen1
    ArkOmen1
    8 napja

    It's a heck of a coincidence to me that all of this me too piling on happened shortly after he told the team that he wanted out

    1. Just Saying
      Just Saying
      7 napja

      @NL B I love how when a black man is accused there are so many reasons on why or why he didn’t do these things. Either way, people will say it wasn’t his fault and it had to be a white man that caused. Grow the hell up and let people take responsibility for there actions than throwing those millions of counterfeit race cards in people faces

    2. C. Satia
      C. Satia
      8 napja

      @NL B i totally disagree with you. How sign a contract and say I'm a Texan for life in September, then you want a trade in January. Look at time line. He wanted a trade because this story was coming out after season. He knew it. How is that not obvious...he was getting heat behind closed doors..if this never came out I would believe you but its total opposite. He needs to get released asap

    3. NL B
      NL B
      8 napja

      and McNair lives either next door or down the street from Buzbee, the women's lawyer, and everyone says Texans wouldn't do that because they would be ruing his trade worthiness, really, when it comes to revenge people will do crazy krap, especially a billionaire owner, he could care less about trade bait if it means getting back at Watson for saying negative things about McNair, Easterby and the organization, stranger things have happened

    4. C. Satia
      C. Satia
      8 napja

      He wanted out because he knew he was gonna get roasted

    5. Just Saying
      Just Saying
      8 napja

      I agree with the way you think!!

  27. T Hurst
    T Hurst
    8 napja

    Until the number of women reaches 50, I don't think we should take these allegations seriously. And what is he guilty of, "Trying to get a piece of ass"......... Just saying the obvious........ Can you image walking in on this guy? He's wearing nothing but a small cloth over his junk. He swiftly yanks off the cloth and says, "Massage on this Girl".

  28. Wood
    Wood
    8 napja

    Another man ruining his career due to not using manners! Use manners!!! Dont be rude and overly sexual! Idiot

  29. Brandon Miller
    Brandon Miller
    8 napja

    Nobody is putting out that theses ladies wanted 100,000 to stay quiet and the same situation ab had against him I think they are doing this to check theses black athletes to show if you can’t do what we say we can ruin your career

    1. Alex B
      Alex B
      8 napja

      This particular lady wanted a 100k

  30. ChildofGod229
    ChildofGod229
    8 napja

    People are so gullible.

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      uzahoe
      8 napja

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    ACE torres
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  33. Joshua Texidor
    Joshua Texidor
    8 napja

    Literally ZERO evidence so far. Pull the sexually misconduct card to ruin his reputation after he doesn’t want to play for your team. Smh.

    1. ArkOmen1
      ArkOmen1
      8 napja

      Exactly!

  34. Sam Dillon
    Sam Dillon
    8 napja

    Lol, USA needs help, USA needs therapy. I mean the country itself needs therapy.

  35. Jimmy G
    Jimmy G
    8 napja

    Conservatives are ‘distancing’ themselves from MLB, Delta, Coke and others, that’s what people do when moral laws are broken, right DeShaun/NFL ? And DeShaun is just another ‘entitled’ athlete....he should be go to Hollywood, he’ll fit right in there with the liberal ‘elites’. Heck, NIKE will probably give DeeeeeeShaun a new 100 million contract. 🤣

  36. King Ramsey ii
    King Ramsey ii
    8 napja

    Allegations? These feminist are horrible be careful out there men!

    1. J C
      J C
      8 napja

      GYOW

  37. Ernesto Manuel Colon Jr
    Ernesto Manuel Colon Jr
    8 napja

    ❤️

  38. Rahzel Washington
    Rahzel Washington
    8 napja

    Thats racist to call it sexual assault. #BLM

  39. Steven Koski
    Steven Koski
    8 napja

    Any witnesses to substantiate the allegations?

    1. Mario Mario
      Mario Mario
      8 napja

      @incipidsigninsetup ah yes because if more people say something then it makes it true! So if 3 people accuse you then evidence doesn't matter huh?

    2. incipidsigninsetup
      incipidsigninsetup
      8 napja

      It's 22 women, dude. He was acting badly with some untrustworthy women. That much you can say for sure.

  40. Jim Woloszyn
    Jim Woloszyn
    8 napja

    Must believe the woman unless as usual.

  41. Kavika
    Kavika
    8 napja

    This is what happens when you go against the grain. They will shame you put dirt on your name.

  42. David Dudek
    David Dudek
    8 napja

    What about Cuomo?

    1. Hey There
      Hey There
      8 napja

      They're best buddies.

    2. gemmint77
      gemmint77
      8 napja

      He is protected because he is a democrat.

    3. incipidsigninsetup
      incipidsigninsetup
      8 napja

      He's not sponsored by Beats by Dre or Nike so wtf are you talking about?

    4. Johnny Joe
      Johnny Joe
      8 napja

      He’s innocent too 🤣😇

  43. obiwon76
    obiwon76
    8 napja

    So action was taken after the 22nd accusation? So the 5th, 10th, 17th or the 20th wasn’t bad enough.

    1. countgriffor
      countgriffor
      8 napja

      Action was taken after someone put a name to a complaint