Former adult film star Mia Khalifa usually calls out athletes for sliding into her DMs, this past week, she decided to be nice… to Houston Texas rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.
She took to social media on Thursday (Sept. 14) to wish him a happy 22nd birthday.
Surprisingly, the video featured both Mia Khalifa and Watson together, playing a game of over-the-door basketball… and her posterizing him with a dunk.
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) September 14, 2017
Fans flipped out, sparking rumors of a hook-up or even something as serious as dating, but Khalifa says they’re just friends.
“Happy birthday, @deshaunwatson! For the record, I let you block that dunk cause you’re a rookie and I didn’t wanna risk hurting you before game 1. Good luck tonight,” Khalifa wrote in the caption.
A lot of NFL fans didn’t like it, criticizing Watson for hanging out with one of social media’s most controversial figures, most saying he should focus on the game… especially since he’s a rookie.
If you're Deshaun Watson, why are you hanging with Mia Khalifa? The #Texans are writing the book on "bad looks," leading with their play.
— Marc Ryan (@MarcRyanOnAir) September 14, 2017
Why is Deshaun Watson hangin with Mia Khalifa 😭😭 all bad…
— Pen Griffey (@JustinHDavidson) September 14, 2017
Ive lost all respect for Deshaun Watson. Just another kid in the NFL. Instead of focusing on the work he playing with porn stars. Lil kid.
— David A Martinez (@goodlookinmonky) September 15, 2017
Despite the hate, Watson earned his first win as a starter, leading his Texans to a 13-9 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The rookie threw for 125 yards with no passing touchdowns, but rushed for another 67, an all-time QB rushing record for the Texans. That was on five runs and included a touchdown.
Watson was the 12th pick in the 2017 draft, out of Clemson where dazzled and was a CFP national champion in 2016.