NFL Reporter Out Of Job After Calling Deshaun Watson Lawsuits A ‘Money Grab’ And Comparing Accusers To ‘Terrorists’

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NFL reporter Aaron Wilson is no longer employed at the Houston Chronicle after he made some controversial comments about the Deshaun Watson lawsuits according to a report by Defector.

Last month, Wilson went on the Boston’s Greg Hill show and called the lawsuits against Watson a “money grab.”

Yeah it’s a money grab, it started off that way, once the lawyers put it out after they didn’t want to pay the money demands he put out a call for more and that’s what he’s doing with the Instagram is that he’s trying to attract more cases. Basically it’s ambulance chasing

Wilson went on to compare the accusers to terrorists who were demanding more and more money.

“In his case, you know, it’s kind of you don’t negotiate with terrorists,” “People are demanding money, they’re asking for money. It kept escalating, it kept going up and up and up. You’re talking about more and more funds, I’m not going to say how much it got to, but my understanding is, you know, that there was an admission that, it was, you know, something, you know just that this was, you know, just a money grab.”

According to the report by Defector, Houston Chronicle’s held a brief staff meeting on Friday to tell reporters about Wilson’s departure and to remind them to be mindful about they say about Watson’s case on other platforms

A source told Defector that at 5:30 p.m. on Friday members of the sports department received a Zoom invite email titled, “Sports staff meeting.” During the meeting, which lasted about 10 to 15 minutes, the source says that Chronicle sports editor Reid Laymance told staffers that Wilson was no longer employed by the Chronicle. Laymance didn’t discuss any specifics regarding why Wilson was no longer employed, and he did not mention Wilson’s coverage of the lawsuits. He did tell reporters that they needed to be mindful of what they say on other platforms.

Update: Aaron Wilson released a statement after the Defector’s report.