One of the biggest stories of the NFL offseason just took a turn for the worse.
Now it looks like law enforcement is getting involved.
And police are about to get their hands on this evidence in a star quarterback’s ugly sex scandal.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is now facing accusations and lawsuits from 12 women claiming he sexually assaulted them.
Attorney Tony Buzbee is representing the women and claims he will turn over evidence to police to substantiate these claims.
The New York Post reports:
The attorney representing 12 women alleging sexual assault by NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson said in an Instagram post Saturday that he will submit affidavits and evidence to support their case.
Tony Buzbee, who thus far has filed seven lawsuits against the Texans quarterback, says his firm will submit the materials to the Houston Police Department and the Houston district attorney. He also said he will request that a grand jury consider the evidence.
“Per advice from a well known criminal defense attorney: Our team will be submitting affidavits and evidence from several women, who had experiences with Deshaun Watson, to the Houston Police Department and the Houston District Attorney, on Monday morning,” Buzbee wrote. “We will request that a grand jury be empaneled to consider the evidence we provide.”
Watson’s agent David Mulugheta wrote on social media that the accusers were fabricating these allegations to make money off Watson.
“Sexual assault is real. Victims should be heard, offenders prosecuted. Individuals fabricate stories in pursuit of financial gain often. Their victims should be heard, and those offenders also prosecuted. I simply hope we keep this same energy with the truth,” Mulugheta wrote.
Watson has been the biggest story in the NFL for multiple reasons.
Watson demanded a trade for Houston after Watson felt ownership disrespected him in their search process for a new General Manager.
The Texans signed Watson to a massive four-year contract last year and the franchise said they will not trade their star quarterback.
Watson’s only options are either to play or sit out and not get paid.
The “will they or won’t they” story about the Texans trading Watson has now been overtaken by a “will he or won’t he” face lawsuits, prosecution, and suspension over these sexual assault allegations.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.