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Sports Superstars Who Threatened To Leave Their Teams High & Dry

Darren - June 8, 2022
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Sports Superstars Who Threatened To Leave Their Teams High & Dry

Darren - June 8, 2022
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1. DeShaun Watson

In 2021, Watson became one of the most notorious figures in the NFL. The Texans suspended him for the entire season after sexual misconduct allegations emerged. But this came after Watson demanded a trade and threatened to leave the franchise hanging (via New York Post).

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To be fair, Houston didn’t do themselves any favors by trading DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt before this. Watson believed that they were too dysfunctional to compete with the top teams in the AFC. In the end, the Cleveland Browns swooped in and offered him a foolish NFL-record contract.

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