Ten women have now filed complaints with Houston police regarding Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson – according to Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin.
Hardin spoke Monday about the progress of the criminal and civil cases involving Watson.
“There are 10 women that have made complaints to the Houston police," Hardin stated.
“We’re dealing with both, providing them information. We’re fully cooperating with the police. We’re fully cooperating with the District Attorney’s office and, when the criminal investigation is over, we’ll fuully cooperate with the NFL.”
Because of the turn of events with Watson and these accusations, the Texans are apparently willing to trade their franchise quarterback.
The QB reported to camp Sunday and reiterated that he wanted to be traded from Houston pic.twitter.com/cGR81ff7Nk
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 26, 2021
There should be a healthy market for a quarterback of his stature who hasn’t been convicted or accused of anything garnering criminal prosecution at this point.
Two of the women who have filed complaints with Houston police, Hardin said, have not filed civil lawsuits against Watson. “There are a couple of women who we don’t know anything about, “ Hardin said .
Eight of the women – according to Hardin – are among the 22 women who have alleged in civil lawsuits that Watson sexually assaulted them or engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior during massage sessions.
Rusty Hardin acknowledged knowing the names of the 10 women who have filed criminal complaints – including the two women who are not involved in civil litigation but declined to release those names.
By reporting to training camp Monday, Watson will avoid being fined $50,000 per day. Before the first lawsuits were filed in March, Watson requested a trade from the Texans.
Before the 2020 NFL season got underway, Watson committed his future to the Houston Texans’ organization. Deshaun Watson and the Texans agreed to terms on a four-year, $156 million contract extension, with guaranteed salary at signing through 2022.