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Tuscaloosa bar denies it kicked out Deshaun Watson

Watson isn’t drinking free in T-town anytime soon.

CFP National Championship Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

On Friday evening, this video surfaced of former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson exiting a bar in Tuscaloosa.

“That’s rude,” a woman says off camera, voicing her displeasure about the situation.

You can hear someone else (presumably in Watson’s party) say, “we’re leaving” and a waitress saying, “y’all have a great day, sorry about that.”

A video from a different angle shows Watson’s interaction with the waitress and others before he leaves.

Watson is pretty stoic in demeanor, but he certainly doesn’t look happy as he turns to leave the establishment, called Innisfree — an Irish pub just a few blocks away from Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium.

SB Nation reached out to the Tuscaloosa Innisfree location and a manager told us, “He was not kicked out, but we don't have any other comment.”

Late Friday night, the bar released a statement on Facebook.

Over the years we have had thousands of visitors from rival schools and have always treated them fairly. Today was not...

Posted by Innisfree Irish Pub Tuscaloosa on Friday, March 31, 2017

Either way, it doesn’t seem like the atmosphere was particularly cordial.

The woman’s final remarks shortly before the video cuts off get to the root of the conflict here. “That’s sad, sorry,” she says to Watson, before being rebuked by her daughter and then saying, “no, just because he played for ...” and the video cuts.

One can assume she’s saying that Watson played for Clemson, and anyone with a pulse in that bar remembers Watson doing this to the Tide in the national championship game.

Old wounds die hard, but apparently Watson’s welcome in a different Tuscaloosa watering hole.