Are text messages key in Deshaun Watson lawsuits? Attorney has used tactic before
Houston super-attorney Tony Buzbee knows how to get to the bottom of an NFL player’s personal life.
It often starts with their phones – text messages, Instagram messages, photos and more.
This time his target is Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is being sued by Buzbee on behalf of 16 women who have accused Watson of sexual misconduct.
But eight years earlier, Buzbee had a different NFL opponent and a strategy that is expected to be similar to his against Watson.
In 2013, Buzbee’s law firm hired a digital forensic expert to retrieve 1,794 text messages between the phones of Buzbee’s client and NFL star Mario Williams, according to court records obtained by USA TODAY Sports. Buzbee then used some of the text messages he found from the former Houston Texans No. 1 draft pick to turn the screws on him in a civil lawsuit over a diamond engagement ring.
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Volkswagen recalls Audi A3s on passenger air bag concerns
Volkswagen is recalling more than 150,000 Audi cars because of concerns that the passenger side airbag might not activate, according to Reuters and Bloomberg reports.
The recall affects Audi A3 cars built between 2015 and 2020, including the Sedan, Etron and Cabriolet models, as well as some S3 Sedans, the Reuters story said, citing a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The air bag might mistakenly be switched off even though the passenger seat is occupied, according to the NHTSA filing, dated March 22, the reports said.
Neither Volkswagen nor NHTSA immediately responded to requests for more information.
Volkswagen will contact the vehicle owners by May 21, and again once there’s a solution.
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Man dies in Gisborne after crashing moped into back of truck
A man who crashed his moped scooter into the back of a truck in Gisborne has died.
Police say the 34-year-old man was riding the scooter at 10:15pm last night when he crashed into the back of a parked truck on Gisborne’s Anzac St.
He was critically injured in the incident and died shortly after being transported to Gisborne Hospital.
Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing, police say.
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Large police presence in Lakewood for wanted man armed and barricaded
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man wanted nationally for brandishing a weapon is now barricaded inside a Quality Inn in Lakewood, and Lakewood Police believe he fired a shot at officers.
The Lakewood Police Department (LPD) is asking the public to avoid the area of West 6th Avenue and Simms Street as they work to detain the man.
There’s a large police presence in the area, including West Metro Swat and Jeffco Swat.
This story is developing and will be updated. Read more here.