The news of the league’s investigation comes after Watson was accused of sexual assault in a new civil lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Harris County, Texas.
Jeshaun Watson asked for forgiveness by saying;
“Sorry about you feeling uncomfortable. Never were the intentions. My apologies,” the message says.
The message is marked March 30, 2020, which would be the same time as when the accuser in the first lawsuit detailed her discomfort with Watson while giving a massage. The woman claimed in the civil lawsuit that Watson made her feel uncomfortable and tried to get her to focus on his groin area.
While he allegedly complained that she wasn’t massaging him in the fashion that he wanted, the lawsuit says Watson “purposely exposed the tip of his penis from under the towel” and was “full erect.”
“As a result of his moving of his hips, Watson purposely touched Plaintiff’s hand with the tip of his erect penis,” according to the lawsuit.
The new court filing follows two separate lawsuits against Watson accusing the quarterback of indecent contact stemming from encounters with two different masseuses last year.
The Texans said in a Thursday statement that they will cooperate with the league’s investigation, per NFL Network’s James Palmer.
“The NFL informed us today that they will conduct an investigation into the allegations made in the civil lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson,” the team said. “We will stay in close contact with the league as they do.
“We continue to take this and all matters involving anyone within the Houston Texans organization seriously. We do not anticipate making any additional statements until the NFL’s investigation concludes.”
After news of the initial lawsuit broke Tuesday night, Watson released the following statement on social media:
“As a result of a social media post by a publicity-seeking plaintiff’s lawyer, I recently became aware of a lawsuit that has apparently been filed against me. I have not yet seen the complaint, but I know this: I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect. The plaintiff’s lawyer claims that this isn’t about money, but before filing suit he made a baseless six-figure settlement demand, which I quickly rejected. Unlike him, this isn’t about money for me — it’s about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”
Watson has not publicly commented on either of the two other suits at this time.