The NFL is opening an investigation into sexual assault allegations made against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Lisa Friel, the National Football League’s special counsel for investigations sent a letter to the Tony Buzbee, the attorney for the women accusing Watson:
“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, 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.”
Watson has denied all the allegations made against him. Regardless what happens with the lawsuits or any criminal investigation that may transpire, the NFL can and most likely will conduct its own investigation into Watson and suspend him if it finds that he violated the league’s personal conduct police.