Most of us have turned the page, moved on and closed the book on the Deshaun Watson era of Houston Texans’ history. However, there’s still the lingering “can’t turn away from the train as it’s wrecking” aspect to the overall storyline that many find intriguing.
The ever-awesome Steph Stradley re-tweeted a post yesterday from the legal podcast of @SportsLawGuy where host Gabe Feldman had a very candid, up-to-date interview with Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin.
If nothing else, Hardin offers interesting insight into the modern NFL’s discipline process, including how it’s gone from the Draconian conflict-of-interest-ey thing it previously was, to something a bit more fair under the current CBA.
This fills in some blanks. Very wide-ranging.— Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley) May 23, 2022
* How discipline happens under the new CBA, open questions
* Legal/media choices Hardin made
* Social media
* Some details of the plaintiffs' cases from his viewpoint
* Not just about Watson's cases https://t.co/s9sc5k102d
If you have interest and time, the interview itself is an intriguing peek behind the curtain of NFL legal matters narrated by the man who represented former Minnesota Vikings star tailback Adrian Peterson and now Watson among other high profile clients.
Watson is the problem (and solution?) of the Cleveland Browns for the time being. Hopefully, Davis Mills is scandal averse and this is all rear-view-mirror stuff for Texans fandom.