AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for multiple women who are suing Deshaun Watson over sexual misconduct allegations are seeking the documents from the NFL investigation into the former Houston Texans quarterback.
According to the motion filed Friday by women’s attorneys Tony Buzbee and Cornelia Brandfield-Harvey, the legal team is seeking all reports and files from the NFL investigation into Watson, including taped interviews, witness statements and communications. The notice of intent to impeach through written inquiries also asks for photographs and “any other type of documents in your records and/or documents related to Deshaun Watson’s investigation.”
Watson, who was later traded to the Cleveland Browns, has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to clear his name.
A hearing with NFL Disciplinary Officer Sue L. Robinson, a retired judge, ended last week in Delaware. Robinson is expected to decide before Browns open training camp late next month whether the 26-year-old has violated the league’s personal conduct policy and whether he should be disciplined.
Two people who attended last week’s hearing told The Associated Press that the NFL was pushing for an indefinite suspension, while Watson’s legal team claimed there was no basis for that sentence.
Last month, Watson settled 20 of 24 lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct while playing for the Texans.
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