Texans owner doesn't 'have anything new' on Watson amid lawsuits
Deshaun Watson and the Texans have had a tumultuous offseason. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Texans owner doesn't 'have anything new' on QB Deshaun Watson amid lawsuits

The Houston Texans have endured a tumultuous offseason that has included star quarterback Deshaun Watson reportedly requesting a trade and later learning he was facing at least 22 lawsuits alleging acts of sexual assault and misconduct, the acquisitions of veteran backup signal-caller Tyrod Taylor and also Ryan Finley, and the club spending a third-round draft selection on Stanford QB Davis Mills. 

Per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans owner Cal McNair offered as much of an update on Watson's future as possible on Tuesday. 

"I really don’t have anything new," McNair explained. "There’s ongoing investigations, and we really can’t comment until they run their course."

Watson has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing amid the allegations but could be prevented from playing during the 2021 season via either the NFL's personal conduct policy or the commissioner's exempt list regardless of if he wins cases or settles out of court. ESPN's Adam Schefter explained over the weekend some inside of NFL circles believe Watson will remain sidelined until 2022 at the earliest:  

It remains unlikely any team will actively pursue the 25-year-old until his status for the upcoming campaign is known.

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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