Houston Texans, others to be named in Deshaun Watson lawsuits after bombshell report, attorney says

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The Houston Texans and others will be added as defendants in lawsuits against Deshaun Watson in light of a new report about the team’s alleged role in Watson’s massages, attorney Tony Buzbee said Wednesday.Watson, now a member of the Cleveland Browns, booked appointments for massages with 66 women over a 17-month period, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The list of women included 24 who have already sued Watson, two of which sued in the past week.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson on the field during a practice at the team’s training facility Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
(AP Photo/David Richard)Nondisclosure agreements Watson gave to plaintiffs to sign came from a Texans official, and the organization provided a hotel room where several of the massages took place, according to the report.”What has become clear is that the Houston Texans organization and their contracting ‘massage therapy company’ facilitated Deshaun Watson’s conduct,” Buzbee, the attorney for the 24 women who filed suits against Watson, said in a statement, via ESPN. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM”In many of these cases, the Texans provided the opportunity for this conduct to occur. We believe the Texans organization was well aware of Watson’s issues but failed to act. They knew or certainly should have known.”We intend to make sure all involved in Watson’s conduct are held accountable, in addition to, and including, Watson himself.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson kneels on the field during a practice at the team’s training facility Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
(AP Photo/David Richard)FORMER PACKERS VP HAS A ‘HARD TIME’ SEEING BROWNS’ DESHAUN WATSON ON THE FIELD IN 2022The Texans have not commented on the recent New York Times report but have denied ever knowing the claims against Watson in the past.Watson has denied any wrongdoing. The Texans traded Watson to the Browns in March.Watson declined to comment on the latest report at practice Wednesday. He said he preferred any statements come from lawyer Rusty Hardin or agent David Mulugheta.
Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns walks off the field after the Cleveland Browns’ OTAs at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus May 25, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
(Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said he was still “respecting the legal process” and “letting the investigation play out.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe NFL is still investigating the Watson case.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Ryan Gaydos is the sports editor for Fox News and Fox Business. Story tips can be sent to Ryan.Gaydos@fox.com.

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