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NFL Begins Its Investigation Into Deshaun Watson

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The NFL has informed the Houston Texans that an investigation is being launched into the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against star quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to officials with the franchise.

“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,” a spokesperson for the Texans said in an email, via NBC News.

“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 investigation is falling under the league’s personal conduct policy.

At this point, there’s so much still up in the air with this story. On one hand, the mounting accusations don’t look good for Watson. But on the other, some of the evidence presented thus far has been somewhat questionable.

Tony Buzbee, the Houston attorney representing the various women accusing Watson of sexual misconduct, is holding a press conference on Friday to release new information. It is set to take place at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 CT) and will be streamed on Facebook, according to Buzbee.

Maybe that will shed some more light on the situation at hand, but make no mistake, the NFL will have its own process of determining the facts.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. And NFL network will cover Zero!!

    that channel is like an LSD trip right now. its cartoonish morning noon and night.

    they have 100 years of football content to broadcast, but the entire NFL owned channel is selling propaganda. not one negative story about anything sports related (its like China covering Hong Kong’s rights).
    … except the Occasional Old QB story or something about Woke and women.

    what happened to covering news as it happens? oh that was CNN. and they don’t do that anymore either.

    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2021/03/19/watch-how-i-run-up-ramps-active-and-vital-president-joe-biden-takes-multiple-falls-on-single-trip-up-the-steps-to-air-force-one-videos/

        • Roethlisberger was already accused of sexual assault years ago. He was not charged, but I think he had to sit out a few games. Some thought that his judgment was impaired after a concussion that he suffered from a motorcycle accident.

      • We already know what the double standard is.

        But what’s interesting is how racist that mindset is. Why do we crucify people for their skin color when they commit heinous crimes…and try to sweep crimes under the rug for other people with different skin colors? It’s not going to solve injustice if it was the other way around 100 years ago…it’s still injustice. I’d prefer justice to the best of our abilities that isn’t based on the prism of looking at race (or other outside things like fame, money, extortion) and that goes for every race.

  2. This is ridiculous. The NFL holds no legal authority, what the fuck could they possible have to investigate in the matter? If anything, this CORRUPTS the legal process by the simple fact this automatically counts against Watson optically.

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