Is it possible the Texans are doing this in a coordinated attack paying these women to say this as "getting their pound of flesh" since Watson doesn't want to play there?
I'd put nothing past that front office.
Some of the masseuses were referred by a Texans coach, so its possible/ likely there was some institutional knowledge of what was going on. And something shitty was going on - if you listen to their statements - those women were terrified.
I don't thing the Easterby's initiated it, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn they poured gas on it or shared more inside info with Buzbee.
Watson is a now sinner and he will be smited, smeared and publicly pilloried - for bringing shame to the Texans and for rejecting them. Watson's guilt/innocence will play out in due process; but in the court of public opinion - the Texans needed a Hail Mary and maybe they found one.
The loss of trade value is irrelevant for the True Believers