No matter what the NFL decides about Deshaun Watson, civil cases are unaffected

Three different legal aspects are involved in Deshaun Watson's case. First, the criminal process.  Second, the civil justice system. 

Third, the NFL’s in-house disciplinary process. Unless new criminal complaints are filed against Watson, 

the criminal portion of the case remains unresolved.

“There was no violence, coercion, or force involved in any of the five cases presented by the NFL,” Buzbee said.

It's hard for me to understand how that's a surprise.f the civil cases we filed alleged that type of conduct.  

It's hard for me to understand how that's allegations have settled with Watson; neither spoke to the NFL.  

The majority of the civil cases we filed instead alleged indecent exposure and assault; that is, touching without consent.