Roger Goodell comments on Deshaun Watson situation
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the final pick of the 2021 NFL Draft for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at First Energy Stadium.  Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell comments on Deshaun Watson situation for first time

Deshaun Watson is facing almost two dozen sexual assault allegations and the NFL is watching the situation closely, commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Thursday night. 

In an interview on ESPN, Goodell said that the NFL has launched its own investigation into the Houston Texans quarterback. 

"We're obviously following that and looking at that ourselves. There are important steps that we will be taking as part of out personal conduct policy. When we get to that point we will certainly make a decision," Goodell said.

Goodell's comments come after NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent said he's "praying" for Watson and the women involved in the matter.

Watson has maintained his innocence since the allegations arose. Earlier this month, his lawyer Rusty Hardin called the claims a "money grab" and accused all 22 women of lying. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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