Texans Release Statement on Watson NFL Investigation, Buzbee Releases ‘Text Messages’

The NFL is now getting involved and plans to investigate the civil suits filed against former Clemson QBs Deshaun Watson.

Tony Buzbee, the Texas attorney representing the women accusing Watson, has filed three suits, so far. Although, he claims to have more ready to file.

The suits allege that he sexually assaulted multiple women. NFL special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel confirmed their investigation in a letter to Buzbee on March 18. A letter that he then posted on Instagram.

“I became aware of the lawsuits you filed yesterday, as well as the one you filed this morning, which contain various allegations of misconduct by Houston Texans player Deshaun Watson,” Friel stated in her letter. “I am writing to let you know that the League has opened an investigation into these allegations and to request the cooperation of your clients in our investigation. Such cooperation would begin with engaging in Zoom interviews with myself and another League investigator at which, of course, you would be present. Please let me know at your earliest convenience if your clients are willing to assist us with our investigation of their allegations. Thank you.”

In another Instagram story Buzbee states that his firm has been hired by nine women in total to file suits against Watson and he also confirmed that he would be holding a press conference on March 19 at 2:30pm to discuss the civil suits.

Buzzbee also released some private messages shared between Watson and one of the plaintiffs and said more are coming.

For the second time in two days the Texans have released a statement.

Statement from the Houston Texans:

“The NFL informed us today that they will conduct an investigation into the allegations made in the civil lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson. We will stay in close contact with the league as they do.”

We continue to take this and all matters involving anyone within the Houston Texans organization seriously. We do not anticipate making any additional statements until the NFL’s investigation concludes.”

Watson claimed his innocence after the first suit was filed but has not spoken since.

The NFL can conduct its own investigation and suspend Watson if they find he violated the NFL personal conduct policy no matter the outcome of the lawsuits, or if there is any criminal investigation.

These allegations come as the Texans and Watson battle over his trade demand.

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