NFL investigating Deshaun Watson sexual assault allegations
Amid multiple sexual assault allegations against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, the NFL has launched its own investigation.
The league confirmed to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network that it is looking into the allegations as part of the personal conduct policy.
Amidst multiple civil suits against #Texans QB Deshaun Watson, the NFL confirms the matter is under review under the personal conduct policy.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 18, 2021
The Texans organization also released a statement saying they would remain in contact with the NFL as the investigation goes on.
Here is the latest statement from the Texans, who said they “will stay in close contact with the league” as the NFL investigates the lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson. pic.twitter.com/g6ginTMV0L
— Sarah Barshop (@sarahbarshop) March 18, 2021
Even if Watson ends up legally cleared, the NFL can still take action against him under the personal conduct policy based on the information it finds during its own investigation.