Apr 2, 2021 - Sports

Police launch investigation into Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Photo: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Houston police on Friday announced an investigation into Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson after a report was filed with the department.

The big picture: The football player currently faces 21 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and harassment. Watson has denied any wrongdoing. It's unclear whether the report filed with police is connected to the any of the specific allegations made in the lawsuits.

What they're saying: "Today, a complainant filed a report with the Houston Police Department concerning Deshaun Watson," Houston Police tweeted. "As with any allegation, the Houston Police Department is now conducting an investigation and will not comment further during the investigative process."

Rusty Hardin, Watson's attorney, said in a statement on Friday that he and Watson will "fully cooperate with the Houston Police Department," per ESPN.

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