Ten women have reportedly come forward with criminal complaints against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to attorney Rusty Hardin.
Watson’s attorney told ESPN’s John Barr that eight of the 10 complaints are from women who are part of the 22 civil suits filed against the Pro Bowl quarterback accusing him of sexual misconduct.
The Houston police launched a criminal investigation into Watson in April looking into allegations of the 25-year-old quarterback’s behavior towards nearly two dozen masseuses.
Two of the women who came forward to police have not filed civil lawsuits against Watson. Hardin’s attorney said the quarterback is fully cooperating with the criminal and NFL investigations.
Watson reported to Texans’ training camp on Sunday, avoiding mandatory $50,0000 fines for each day he misses. However, the NFL star is still demanding a trade and the Texans are open to moving him.
The NFL is still conducting its investigation and has not spoken to Watson. Thus far, the league has not put him on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, which would ban him from all team activities.