Deshaun Watson has not been punished by the NFL for the lawsuits against him, but that may change pretty soon.
John Barr of ESPN noted that 10 women have filed complaints with Houston Police against Deshaun Watson, according to Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin. He added that 8 of the women are suing him.
“There are ten women that have made complaints to the [Houston] police,” Hardin said.
“There are a couple of women who we don’t know anything about,” Hardin said.
More from the story:
“Hardin said Watson and his legal team have fully cooperated with both Houston police and the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
“We’re dealing with both of them, providing them information,” Hardin said.
“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 fully cooperate with the NFL.”
Investigators with the NFL have yet to interview Watson, which is typical, Hardin said, in an ongoing criminal matter.
“We’ve made it clear to the NFL that we’ll totally cooperate with them when they’re ready to visit with us. But they, out of deference to the criminal investigation, always try to wait until that’s completed before they try to talk to the accused person.”
Hardin reiterated his stance that Watson would not sign any settlement that includes a confidentiality agreement.
“I do not want anybody to be saying that this guy paid off women to stay quiet and so, if there ever was a settlement of any kind, it would have to be public and therefore both sides, [Watson] and the women, would be able to say to the world at large whatever they wanted.”