HOUSTON – It was all just an accusation up until that point. Now things are getting even more serious in the NRG Stadium.
The Houston Police Department received a complaint on Friday and will now investigate Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson has been charged with sexual misconduct by several women, represented by Texas attorney Tony Buzbee.
As of Friday, Watson is currently facing 21 civil claims finding that he sexually assaulted or molested her during massage appointments over the past two years. Watson and his layman Rusty Hardin deny the allegations.
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Houston Police posted a statement on social media on Friday.
“Today a complainant filed a report on Deshaun Watson with the Houston Police Department. As with any allegation, the Houston Police Department is currently investigating and will not provide any further comments during the investigation process. “
Hardin also released a statement that he and Watson will work with police to clear his name from the allegations.
“We welcome this long overdue development,” said Hardin on Friday evening of the police investigation. “Now we will find out the identity of at least one prosecutor.” We will be working fully with the Houston Police Department. “
Buzbee also responded to the report, stating that additional complaints are being filed against the quarterback, including a 22nd lawsuit.
Watson, 25, asked the Texans for a post-2020 deal. Last season with Houston, Watson tossed for an NFL record of 4,823 yards and 33 touchdowns and reset the franchise record for temporary touchdowns.
Watson will enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2021. In the final off-season, the Texans agreed on a four-year extension of $ 165 million to keep Watson in Houston until the 2025 NFL season.
Brian McCarthy, spokesman for the NFL, said the matter was being “examined” in the context of the league’s personal code of conduct. The Texans have also stated that they will be overseeing the investigation.
TexansDaily.com will keep you updated on the Watson situation.
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