Texans’ letter to season ticket holders addresses allegations against Deshaun Watson

‘We want to assure you that we take these allegations very seriously.’

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field before the team's NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Houston. Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being investigated by police after a report was filed regarding the NFL player, officials said Friday, April 2. In a tweet Friday, the Houston Police Department said a complainant had filed a report with the agency about Watson. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2021, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field before the team's NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Houston. Watson, who is accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 21 women, is being investigated by police after a report was filed regarding the NFL player, officials said Friday, April 2. In a tweet Friday, the Houston Police Department said a complainant had filed a report with the agency about Watson. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – Texans season ticket holders received emails that addressed the sexual assault allegations against quarterback Deshaun Watson.

“We want to assure you that we take these allegations very seriously. As reported, HPD and the National Football League are conducting investigations and we will cooperate fully. We respect the legal process and will continue to monitor the situation closely. While we await the conclusion of these investigations, we express our strong stance against any form of sexual assault,” the letter read, in part.

There are a total of 22 lawsuits now filed against Watson.

Here’s the full letter:

Dear Season Ticket Member,

We thank you for your continued support and commitment to the Houston Texans. We are deep in planning for the new season and very much looking forward to welcoming you back to NRG Stadium.

General Manager Nick Caserio and his staff have been incredibly busy during the first month of the new league year as we’ve completed over 40 transactions, including four trades. We are working hard to improve our roster, increase competition across the team and foster a culture of winning, while we remain focused on our ultimate goal – bringing a championship to this great city of Houston. We will continue to utilize every avenue available to us as we improve our team in the coming weeks and months leading up to the 2021 season.

We want to take this opportunity to address the complaint filed with the Houston Police Department (HPD) and the allegations made in the civil lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson. We want to assure you that we take these allegations very seriously. As reported, HPD and the National Football League are conducting investigations and we will cooperate fully. We respect the legal process and will continue to monitor the situation closely.