NFL: FBI allegedly involved in case surrounding Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson

HOUSTON – A lawyer representing 22 women who filed lawsuits claiming that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted and harassed them said on Wednesday that he and some of his female clients spoke to the FBI about the incident. ‘case.

Tony Buzbee told The Associated Press that the FBI contacted him and he responded. The League of Justice website was the first on Tuesday to report the FBI’s involvement in the case. League of Justice specializes in publishing sports and law related news.

Buzbee’s announcement of the FBI’s involvement prompted Watson’s senior attorney to hold a press conference on Wednesday to let it be known that the FBI spoke with the quarterback earlier this year at the subject to allegations of extortion by one of his accusers.

In their lawsuits, the 22 women accuse Watson of showing off, touching them with his penis or kissing them against their will during dates to receive massages.

Watson and his lawyers have denied the charges. His lawyers said that « some sexual activity » occurred during a few dates, but that he never coerced anyone.

Houston law enforcement authorities are investigating some of the allegations, but no charges have been filed. The leaders of the National Football League have launched their own investigation.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Rusty Hardin, Watson’s senior attorney, said FBI agents approached him in April about allegations that a woman who sued Watson tried to extort 30,000 from him. $.

Hardin said officers interviewed Watson. The woman in question claims that Watson forced her to perform oral sex.

In an email, Christina Garza, a spokeswoman for the Houston FBI office, said she could neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.

Watson’s future with the Texans remains unclear. Watson reported to the Texans’ training camp last month to avoid being fined.

Watson signed a four-year contract extension, worth $ 160 million in 2020, and he dominated the NFL quarterbacks in passing yards last season.

However, before the lawsuits were filed, he had asked to be traded.

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