NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Comments Candidly on Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson

Published 10/27/2021, 3:11 PM EDT


Deshaun Watson has caused quite the stir in the league with trade rumors around him. Trade rumors suggest the former Texan is on his way to Miami, with Tua Tagovailoa moving to either Washington or Philadelphia. However, the issues regarding his personal life have caused an even bigger stir, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell commenting on the issues.

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NFL Commissioner comments on Deshaun Watson situation

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Deshaun Watson was a blue chip prospect in the NFL, but his personal turmoil overcame his talent. Similarly, the likes of Josh Gordon and Richard Sherman earned their place back in the league, but Watson remains a matter of concern. However, trade rumors have added a second life to his NFL career.

As usual, these trade talks haven’t arrived without a significant dose of controversy. His personal life remains a subject of debate, with many claiming there isn’t enough evidence to paint him in a negative light. Fans go back and forth with this issue, as do critics and analysts. One of the surprising people who refrained from making a headline comment was Roger Goodell.

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The NFL commissioner smarty avoided making a mess of the situation. He said, “We don’t have all the access to that information & pride ourselves on not interfering with it. That process is ongoing. We don’t feel we have that necessary information to place him on the exempt list.”

Does this mean the NFL won’t pursue any action with regards to Watson’s personal life? Is his return to the NFL as good as clear, and will fans take this matter lightly or come out with swords and pitchforks. If one thing is for certain, whoever gains Watson would have to deal with pros and cons.

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On one hand, you have an exceptional quarterback, a three-time Pro Bowler and college football legend. On the other hand, you have a man whose personal life has taken over his deeds on the field. How will this convoluted story progress?

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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