A Houston prosecutor says prosecutors may present Oklahoma quarterback Deshaun Watson’s case to a grand jury in January, FOX News Channel learned from a high-ranking source with direct knowledge of the case.
Houston attorney Larry Bremby, who is representing Watson in his accusations of sexual assault, declined to speak to FOX News Channel when asked to comment, saying the case is under a gag order until the Harris County District Attorney’s Office presents it to a grand jury for review.
Watson, an offensive Heisman Trophy finalist and finalist for the College Football Player of the Year award, was one of two men arrested in late December 2017 in connection with the alleged rape of a woman at a party at the Crosby Hotel early one morning in January 2017. Both men have maintained their innocence.
The District Attorney’s Office declined to comment to FOX News Channel about Watson’s case.
Watson was charged with the felony of evading arrest, while former teammate Edmond Bertha, who allegedly videotaped the assault, was charged with tampering with evidence. Watson claims he was “lied to” by the woman who came forward, and who he said “blatantly lied” to Houston police the day after the alleged incident.
Watson was suspended indefinitely following his arrest. He was reinstated following a grand jury review. Watson finished his college career at Clemson and is set to be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft.
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