Condoleezza Rice, a former US Secretary of State and a huge Cleveland Browns fan, said Wednesday that Deshane Watson was awaiting trial before sentencing.
Watson is facing two dozen civil lawsuits from female massage therapists alleging sexual misconduct and two others are reportedly on the way.
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In a media availability ahead of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship in Ohio, Rice said he has waited until all the facts are released, but can understand how serious the situation is.
“Well, I hope you’re open-minded until you know all the facts. I know the league is investigating, the Browns have investigated and I’ll wait to see what the outcome is,” she said. By Akron Beacon Journal.
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“These are serious things. I think every woman thinks these are serious things, but I hope people get to the bottom of it and see where we are in two months.”
Rice was linked to the Browns head coaching position a few years ago. She appeared on ESPN’s “ManningCast” in November and told Peyton and Eli Manning that she had no interest in becoming NFL head coach.
“I definitely don’t want to be the head coach,” Rice said.
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Referring to the Browns’ fall in 1986 with the Denver Broncos at the AFC Championships, she added, “As a Browns fan I will never call defensive defense. I would rather leave it to the coaches.”