Deshaun Watson Throws Party For Girlfriend As Trade Rumors Resurface

Ernesto Cova

Not so long ago, everybody around the National Football League talked about Deshaun Watson for his great performances on the field.

But ever since he demanded a trade out of the Houston Texans and the news broke of his alleged sexual misconduct scandal, Watson has rarely made the news for something related to the gridiron.

Now, the Clemson product was all over the news for throwing a big birthday party for his 26-year-old girlfriend Jilly Anais, all in the midst of these disturbing allegations.

Watson Throws Big Bash For His Girlfriend

Watson reportedly went all out on the party, showering his better half in presents and even sharing a slow dance together:

"The Texans quarterback threw the internet personality and singer/rapper a private party at Turner’s, a lavish restaurant in Houston, where they partied the night away with friends and family," reported the New York Post.

"Watson gifted Anais with diamonds and a number of designer bags, including a Birkin bag by Hermes. Anais showed off a custom Cuban link diamond necklace from Watson, with her nickname, 'Lovebug' engraved in it," added the report.

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The League Continues To Investigate Watson

Given his legal status, Watson was inactive throughout the whole regular season.

Nonetheless, the league claim that they still don't have enough information to put him on paid leave or on the exempt list and vowed to continue digging deep into this matter.

"Earlier this month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said at an NFL owners meeting in New York that the league doesn’t have enough information to place Watson on the exempt list, which is equivalent to that of paid administrative leave," reported the New York Post.

18 Of 22 Plaintiffs Were Ready To Settle

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Even so, Watson still drew plenty of interest in the trade market during the season, and there was some traction to get a deal done with the Miami Dolphins.

However, the fact that four of the 22 women who accused Watson decided not to settle the charges eventually killed the deal.

"Per a source with knowledge of the situation, 18 of the 22 plaintiffs suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions were ready to settle with him in late October. Four holdouts prevented a deal from being done," reported ProFootballTalk.

Browns Could Make A Run At Watson

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Still, several teams are expected to pursue Watson in the offseason, with Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated stating that the Cleveland Browns could be in the mix for his services.

"I'd expect Browns to be a player. Are they going to be willing to go the distance? I don't know that, but I absolutely believe the Browns are going to be a player for Deshaun Watson if/when he becomes available. Let's call this an educated guess,”Breer said.

The Browns failed to make the playoffs and Baker Mayfield looked far from a franchise quarterback, so we wouldn't be shocked to see them try and make a move for either Watson or any other QB in the offseason.

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