Deshaun Watson should fire his whole team, here's why

Whether you're famous or not, you have a circle around you. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images.

Deshaun Watson is embroiled in a serious controversy. He's at the point of no return now. Things have gotten so out of hand, it's hard to keep track of all the allegations, civil suits, and now there's an active investigation by the Houston Police Department. Now that there's a criminal investigation and the first alleged victim has come out and put a name and face to her civil suit, this thing has taken on a new life of its own.

When the details came out that he could've settled this before it all got out and opted not to, I was shocked. Sure it may look like an admission of guilt, but that's why you have a team around you. That team of handlers or representatives is supposed to prevent this kind of stuff from: A) happening in the first place, or B) cleaning up the fallout. Watson's team did neither. Not only did they sit idly by while he indulged, but they didn't help him clean this mess up quietly. Now his once pristine image has been damaged, perhaps permanently, and his team is partially to blame.

When you have a fetish or vice, it can take you down. When you have a team around you, they're supposed to shield you from the things that will take you down. Whether that's stepping in to stop you from ruining things before it gets bad, or it's stepping in to help clean up the fallout of your mess-ups, that is what a REAL team does! Lawyers, friends, managers, public relations, and family members are all part of your team as a celebrity. Those are the people that failed Watson. He failed himself. I'm not absolving him from anything. But those around him have done and continue to do him a disservice. Fortunately, he hired Rusty Hardin and he's an excellent attorney. Whatever he's paying him, he should add 25% because Rusty will make sure he navigates this situation to the best of his ability.

At best, Watson is a creepy deviant who deserves whatever trouble he gets. At worst, he's a criminal and deserves as much jail time as he can possibly get. We will never know all the details of every encounter Watson has had with these women. In my opinion, the details we do know are too much as it is. Watson clearly has a fetish for a certain type of action. His team should've stepped in and done something to set him up for success by getting him help, or finding a way to feed his fetish more safely. Because they didn't, he's now in position to lose everything. They in turn will lose everything. Who wants to be associated with the people who allowed a guy with the world in the palm of his hands to blow it all away?

This is a lesson everyone can learn from. Whether you're famous or not, you have a circle around you. That circle is meant to keep you in line and keep you safe. Part of my circle has helped inspire articles like this one. They've kept me sane throughout one of the most insane times in my life. I can't thank them enough. If Watson had a circle like mine, he wouldn't be in this mess. He should fire them all and replace them with people who want to see him succeed in life because these idiots clearly don't give a damn. That, or they're too chicken sh*t to say anything. Hey Deshaun! I'm here if you need me! I won't let you down!

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Houston loses in San Francisco

Astros drop back-and-forth middle game to Giants to even series

Houston's offense couldn't keep up with the Giants on Saturday. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images.

With the impressive win in the opener to start the series, the Astros entered Saturday's middle game against the Giants with an opportunity to not just secure the series but surpass San Francisco for the best record in the league. They'd have to wait to take that crown, as the Giants would out-slug the Astros to even the series.

Final Score: Giants 8, Astros 6

Astros' Record: 64-41, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Jay Jackson (2-0)

Losing Pitcher: Blake Taylor (2-3)

Teams trade blows early, Giants chase Greinke out early

The teams traded blows early in this one, with the Giants tagging Zack Greinke with six runs, all on homers. The first was a solo shot in the bottom of the second to start the scoring before hitting one in each inning through the fourth: two-run blasts in the third and fourth, then a go-ahead solo shot in the bottom of the fifth, putting them ahead 6-5 at the time. Greinke would face one more batter, allowing a single to end his lackluster day: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 4 HR, 93 P.

Houston's offense kept things close to try and keep Greinke in a position to win, going up 3-1 in the third on a two-run Aledmys Diaz homer and another coming in on an error. After San Francisco scored four unanswered to make it 5-3, Diaz homered again in the top of the fifth to cut the deficit to one run before Yuli Gurriel would tie it with an RBI double.

Astros stay in it, but Giants even the series by winning the slug-fest

With Greinke exiting with no outs in the fifth, Houston handed the ball to Phil Maton, acquired in the recent Myles Straw trade, to make his debut for his new team. He worked himself into a jam, allowing a single and hitting a batter to load the bases with one out, but was able to get back-to-back strikeouts to strike out the side and strand all three runners, keeping it a one-run game.

That proved pivotal in the top of the sixth, as with two outs, Martin Maldonado would launch a game-tying solo homer, making it 6-6. Blake Taylor took over out of the bullpen in the bottom of the inning but would face just three batters, getting two outs while leaving one on as Dusty Baker moved on to Cristian Javier. Javier would watch the Giants retake the lead, getting back-to-back singles to bring in a run and make it 7-6.

Javier stayed in the game in the bottom of the seventh, allowing a leadoff single but erasing it by striking out the next three batters. Still a 7-6 game in the bottom of the eighth, Yimi Garcia made his Astros debut but did not keep the score there, allowing a leadoff solo homer to make it a two-run game. The 8-6 score would go final as Houston's offense came up empty again in the top of the ninth, setting up a rubber game in the finale.

Up Next: The series finale will get underway at 3:05 PM Central on Sunday in San Francisco. Luis Garcia (7-5, 3.19 ERA) will take the mound for Houston, going opposite Logan Webb (4-3, 3.36 ERA) for the Giants.

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