More alleged details of the DeShaun Watson bar incident in Tuscaloosa, AL came to the forefront Monday.
Reports originally stated that former Alabama outside linebacker Ryan Anderson played a part in “kicking” ex-Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson out of the Innisfree Irish Pub in Tuscaloosa this past weekend. It’s hard to tell where Anderson is, but this video would suggest that too.
But Anderson had a different story. His publicist, Bob Broderick, told TMZ Sports he was trying to help his former National Championship Game opponent. He said Anderson approached Watson once patrons in the restaurant started getting hostile toward him. It was at that point, Anderson asked Watson to leave to avoid things getting worse and offered to pay for his meal.
“Bottom Line, Ryan didn’t ask Deshaun to leave,” Broderick said.
Both players are expected to be high draft picks in this month’s NFL Draft. Watson torched the Alabama defense in each of the last two National Championship games, throwing for more than 800 yards and seven touchdowns combined. Alabama won the first matchup, but Clemson beat the Crimson Tide in the rematch.
It will be interesting to see if Watson comes forward to either confirm or deny Anderson’s claims. The quarterback has said very little on the matter.