CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The NFL will meet this week with Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as their investigation into alleged sexual misconduct against Watson continues.
Josina Anderson of CBS Sports and host of Undefined with Josina Anderson and The Crew first reported the meeting, which will take place in Houston, Texas.
Anderson also reported that Watson will travel to the Bahamas with offensive teammates at the end of the week for a “team-building and football chemistry” trip that will also include workouts at a local field.
Watson could face discipline, including a suspension, under the terms of the player conduct policy as a result of the allegations should the league determine that Watson violated it.
Watson is currently accused in 22 civil lawsuits filed in Houston, Texas court of sexual misconduct during massage therapy appointments between 2020-2021.
Two Texas grand juries declined to charge Watson after hearing evidence from criminal complaints that were filed against him.
Watson has denied any wrongdoing and maintained that any contact with the therapists was consensual. Watson has admitted that he sought most of the therapists out by using his social media accounts and the direct messaging features.
Watson was deposed on Friday in two more of the civil cases.
The discovery pretrial phase for the civil lawsuits is expected to conclude in early July, however both Watson’s attorney’s and those of the 22 plaintiffs agreed not to hold any trials between August 1, 2022 through March 1, 2023 to allow Watson to focus on the upcoming football season.