OT: Watson Will Not Face Criminal Charges

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Seahawks have never shied away from players with ? on off field stuff
 

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I guess if i did the same crap like he did, 20 years in jail
Not necessarily if the charges brought against you were, like him, found to not reach the level of criminal activity. That's how the Grand Jury is supposed to work. As Dan H said the evidence must not have been as strong as the County Attorney maybe thought.
 

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Not necessarily if the charges brought against you were, like him, found to not reach the level of criminal activity. That's how the Grand Jury is supposed to work. As Dan H said the evidence must not have been as strong as the County Attorney maybe thought.
From what I read when all this started. It was a single chick that got an attorney....and in true ambulance chaser style he tried to turn it into a class action. Placed ads, sent investigators to question every single woman who had ever given Watson a massage...did everything he could to blow this up and make it huge to force Watson to settle.
I respect a guy that won't settle. But it might have been cheaper had he just written a check at the beginning and made this crap go away.

However, the GJ findings make it so he likely won't have to pay anyway....or at least far less. You never know with civil court, they don't even need true evidence....a strong weepy emotional appeal from several women with sob stories of how he emotionally damaged them and they will find him guilty
 

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I am surprised but I guess we never knew just how much physical evidence they had because it wasn't a rape case so the physical evidence was different.

he still has lots of civil cases pending but clearly he's in a much better situation now than he was before
 

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Not necessarily if the charges brought against you were, like him, found to not reach the level of criminal activity. That's how the Grand Jury is supposed to work. As Dan H said the evidence must not have been as strong as the County Attorney maybe thought.

From what's online now 9 of the jurors in the grand jury returned a "no bill" which means they didn't think it warranted criminal charges, 3 of the jurors said it did warrant criminal charges. Texas law does not require a unanimous verdict in a grand jury, apparently only a 3/4 majority is required so they got exactly the number of no bills required to get a majority in the case.
 
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