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.
BREAKING: We have footage of Ryan Anderson and Wallace Gilberry telling Deshaun to get out of the bar pic.twitter.com/lZe002a8fW— Barstool Clemson (@BarstoolClemson) April 1, 2017
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.
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.