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Skip Bayless lays out why NFL is in "tricky" spot with Watson, exempt list

Thursday on Undisputed, Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe react to USA Today's Mike Freeman and his scathing piece about the NFL's "inactivity" with the Watson case, thinking the league is just waiting for this story to blow over. Skip goes point by point through Freeman's article which eliminates most of the objections "Deshaun defenders" have made about the legitimacy of these claims. We highly recommend watching the video for this portion of the conversation as Skip does a good job of explaining how most of these objections have already been debunked, according to Freeman. This starts at the 5:23 mark in the video.

Finally, Skip agrees with many of the points Freeman made, but not with the conclusion that the NFL is avoiding action intentionally. Bayless goes on to say that he believes the NFL is "all over this." Thinking they have to be after the backlash from the Ray Rice incident. But Skip thinks the NFL is in a tricky position because the league has to get to the bottom of this before taking action against Deshaun. And at that point, what action do they take? Do they make him the first player to land on the except list during the offseason? Be sure to check out the entire video to learn more.

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With news coming down this week regarding the Houston Texans and their alleged role in the Deshaun Watson situation, ProFootballTalk founder and former lawyer Mike Florio shares his thoughts on the Texans being sued by Tony Buzbee and how he sees the legal proceedings playing out.

Also, Florio believes that the outcome of these cases will come down to "legal duty," and the Texans will argue they had no idea what Watson was doing, and it wasn't their responsibility to protect these individuals that have no ties to the organization.

Be sure to check out the video above for a full breakdown from a legal perspective.

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