HOUSTON – The Houston Texans released a statement Thursday confirming that the NFL will be conducting an investigation into the allegations made against Texans star Deshaun Watson.
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.”
The statement came hours after attorney Tony Buzbee’s law firm said that it had been hired by nine women to bring cases against Watson.
A posting on social media reads, in part, “The allegations are similar. We have filed three, and, as we complete our due diligence, will file the remaining ones in due course. We are talking to several others. Cornelia and I appreciate the kind words, and outpouring of support for these brave women who are (willing) to come forward and be heard. No matter what you do in life, there will always be detractors. As my dad always said: “If you are right, go ahead!” And so we go.”
On Thursday night, Buzbee released screen shots of messages allegedly exchanged between Watson and at least one of the women involved in the lawsuits.