Houston PD opens investigation into Deshaun Watson
The Houston PD has confirmed there is an investigation into Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Police Department opens investigation into Texans QB Deshaun Watson

Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing nearly two dozen women who have come forward with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson via civil lawsuits, has not yet publicly admitted to submitting affidavits and evidence to the Houston Police Department and the Houston district attorney regarding the allegations despite an earlier promise to do just that. 

The HPD confirmed on Friday that somebody has contacted authorities regarding allegations made against the 25-year-old star signal-caller. 

"Today, a complainant filed a report with the Houston Police Department concerning Deshaun Watson," reads a brief statement. "As with any allegation, the Houston Police Department is now conducting an investigation and will not comment further during the investigative process."

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes that it's unknown if the complainant is linked with any of the 21 plaintiffs suing Watson in civil court. Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Rusty Hardin, Watson’s attorney, issued a statement responding to the latest news: 

Watson has denied any wrongdoing but could face fines and a suspension through the NFL's personal-conduct policy no matter the outcomes of civil or criminal cases.  

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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