Tony Buzbee announces a large number of cases against Deshaun Watson have settled

Deshaun Watson settled 20 cases on Tuesday.Composite image by Jack Brame

Tony Buzbee announced on Tuesday that 20 cases against Deshaun Watson have settled, and now only four cases remain. The timing of these cases getting settled makes a lot of sense, considering the reports last week about the NFL pushing for a year-long suspension.

“Today I announce that all cases against Deshaun Watson, with the exception of four, have settled,” plaintiffs Buzbee said Tuesday. “We are working through the paperwork related to those settlements. Once we have done so, those particular cases will be dismissed. The terms and amounts of the settlements are confidential. We won’t comment further on the settlements or those cases.”

As far as punishment for Deshaun Watson, many believed it would be handed down over the next few weeks before training camp begins. It will be interesting to see if Watson settling these cases lessens his punishment from the league, (we were hearing a full year suspension last week) and if he tries to get more cases settled before camp begins.

At this point, though, his four remaining accusers plan to see this through in court. “Ashley Solis is one of the heroes of this story. Her case has not settled and thus her story and that of the other three brave women will continue. I look forward to trying these cases in due course, consistent with other docket obligations and the court’s schedule,” Buzbee said.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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