LeBron James stuns fans with tweet of support from Deshaun Watson after sexual assault allegations against Browns QB
On Sunday, LeBron James faced backlash for a tweet supporting quarterback Deshaun Watson during the Cleveland Browns’ game against the Washington Commanders.
Watson had three touchdown passes in his nine-game run. The performance in the 24-10 victory earned the Los Angeles Lakers superstar praise.
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“Yes Mr. D Watson!! Another one. This boy is getting his groove back!” James wrote.
Watson appeared to be regaining his “rhythm” after being suspended for more than half the season following more than two dozen civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault. The Browns quarterback settled the majority of them and faced no criminal charges in any of the cases.
The tweet led to scrutiny against James.
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James, a notorious Browns fan, was previously a Dallas Cowboys fan. Earlier in the NFL season, he revealed he was no longer a Cowboys fan due to the way Jerry Jones and the organization handled the wave of protests during the national anthem there. a few years.
“There was a lot going on while the guys were on their knees and the guys had freedom of speech,” James said in October. “They wanted to do it in a very peaceful way. A lot of people in their front office and a lot of people running the organization were like, ‘If you do this here, you’ll never play for this franchise again. ‘ And I just didn’t think it was appropriate.”
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The Cowboys took a knee before the anthem in 2017 in a show of solidarity, but Jones made it clear he didn’t want any of his players to kneel during the anthem. Jones later said that if the team “disrespected the flag” they would not play in the game, “period.”
Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.