Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns’ Head Coach, says Baker Mayfield will “land on his feet,” but won’t be a ‘judge” regarding Deshaun Watson’s allegations

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett Wednesday's announcement was that a former Browns starting quarterback Baker Mayfield In the wake of Cleveland's deal for its new quarterback, is going to “land upon his feet”. Deshaun Watson.

Garrett also stated that he would not be the “jury”, or the “judge”, in regard to any allegations of Watson's inappropriate sexual conduct while performing massage sessions.

Garrett and Mayfield had been together for four seasons in Cleveland. Mayfield's No. 1 pick was in 2018. Garrett, who was the top overall pick in the draft, was picked 1st overall. The 2020 playoffs saw the Browns reach the postseason for the first time since 18 years. After Mayfield's struggles last season, due to a torn labrum in his left shoulder that prevented him from throwing, the Browns made a change to their quarterback plans and traded for Watson in March. Mayfield is still on the Browns roster as they try to find a trading partner. This is complicated by the fact that he has a guaranteed $19 million salary for 2022.

Garrett stated that Mayfield, who hasn't attended Cleveland's OTAs, is a “people come and go”, and noted that Mayfield was one of those changes. “I wish him all the best. I pray he gets on his feet and does well for himself. … He plays well when he's healthy. He can do some great things for a team when he is healthy. He just needs to find his niche. He has to prove himself and must get well.

A 23-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against Watson on Tuesday. The lawsuit claims that Watson exposed himself and touched her between the legs, and repeatedly requested she have sex during a massage appointment. Rusty Hardin Watson’s attorney said later Tuesday that Watson “vehemently refutes the allegations of sexual misconduct.”

Texas's two grand juries declined to bring criminal charges against Watson. Watson has denied any wrongdoing. The NFL is currently investigating Watson's violation of its code of conduct policy. It interviewed Watson personally two weeks ago as part its investigation.

Garrett said nothing about the allegations against Watson when he was asked. He then was asked if Watson's character matters to him.

“It does. Garrett replied, “But I don't know what occurred.” “You don’t even know what happened. Everyone in the room knows nothing about what happened except for those who were there. Hearsay is not enough to guide me. I move with the character I know and the man I see every day. From what I have seen, he is a decent guy.”

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