The NFL has broken its silence on the mounting lawsuits against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
After one of the 22 women who filed a complaint against the NFL star for sexual misconduct, Ashley Solis, publicly came forward to detail her alleged interaction with Watson, the league issued a statement about the “deeply disturbing” allegations against one of its brightest stars.
“The allegations are deeply disturbing and we take these issues very seriously,” NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy said in a statement to Pro Football Talk.
“Immediately following news of the first allegations last month, and as has been reported, we initiated an investigation under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. We are continuing to closely monitor all developments in the matter.”
The NFL had previously not commented on the allegations.
Recently, the Houston Police Department opened a criminal investigation into the 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback.
Watson, however, has adamantly denied all of the allegations against him.