The hits just keep on coming for Deshaun Watson.
One day after the first of 22 accusers came forward and spoke publicly for the first time, Nike has announced they are suspending their endorsement of the star quarterback.
“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and have suspended Deshaun Watson. We will continue to closely monitor the situation.Nike Statement via CNBC
So far, a total of 22 civil suits have been filed against Watson accusing the former Clemson quarterback of sexual misconduct. At least one police report has also been filed.
The NFL has launched its own investigation into the allegations and it’s all but guaranteed Watson will face some type of discipline from the league.
The Texans’ quarterback has maintained his innocence throughout. His legal team, led by Rusty Hardin, says this is nothing more than a shakedown.