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Adam Schefter Apologizes After Controversial Deshaun Watson Tweet

ESPN insider Adam Schefter talking on the set of Monday Night Football.

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 07: ESPN Monday Night Football Studio Analysts Adam Schefter during the NFL regular season football game between the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Earlier this afternoon, ESPN insider Adam Schefter made headlines with a controversial tweet about Deshaun Watson.

A grand jury cleared Watson of criminal wrongdoing in the cases against him. Immediately after, Schefter tweeted that Watson knew "the truth would come out" so he welcomed a police investigation.

"This is why Deshaun Watson, from the beginning, welcomed a police investigation: He felt he knew that the truth would come out. And today, a grand jury did not charge him on any of the criminal complaints," he wrote.

It didn't take long for fans, and other media members, to start calling Schefter out. They noted that "the truth" in this situation is still unknown despite the lack of an indictment.

After receiving plenty of flak for his post, Schefter issued a clarification.

"This was a poorly worded tweet that deserves a proper response," he said. "It was intended to provide insight into the strategy of Watson’s legal team from its POV. I should have been clearer. As legal experts have explained, a lack of an indictment alone does not mean someone is innocent."

It took longer than it should have, but Schefter eventually admitted to his mistake.

As for the football side of things, the ruling will likely open the trade floodgates. Teams waiting to see how Watson's legal situation would play out might be willing to make a move.

Of course, he could still receive a suspension from the league even if didn't receive criminal charges.

Where will Watson land next?