Rusty Hardin says that his client, Deshaun Watson, is innocent. The attorney thinks that the league won't have the "courage" to treat him that way.
Appearing on the "Between the Lines" podcast on Monday, Hardin discussed the league's investigation into Watson, which stems from accusations of sexual misconduct from 22 women in the Houston area. In doing so, Hardin stated his belief that bad publicity will make it difficult to publicly absolve his client.
Hardin did say that Watson had sex with some of the accusers.
Hardin also says that while Watson met with the league over the course of three days last week, the investigation is ongoing and that he believes that it will conclude "sometime in the summer." Today 2 of the women will be on Real Sports on HBO to discuss their allegations and Watson's $230 million contract extension with the Browns.