Texans’ Deshaun Watson now facing 11 civil suits

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Four more women filed civil lawsuits against Deshaun Watson on Monday, bringing the total number of women alleging sexual assault or inappropriate conduct by the Houston Texans quarterback to 11.

The attorney for the women, Tony Buzbee, said last week he was working with 22 women who reported such encounters with Watson.

The first lawsuit was filed last Tuesday, at which time Watson, 25, denied the allegations.

“I have never treated any woman with anything other than the utmost respect,” Watson wrote, in part, adding he looked forward to defending his name.

The lawsuits all are linked to massage sessions in the past year and allege that Watson committed acts that included forcing one woman to perform oral sex, exposing himself, trying to kiss at least one woman, or touching others with his genitals.

Monday’s court filings include one case in which the incident allegedly occurred this month.

Watson has not been charged with any crimes. In an Instagram post over the weekend, Buzbee said he planned to turn over evidence and affidavits to the police and district attorney in Houston on Monday.

The NFL said Thursday that cases of alleged wrongdoing by Watson are under investigation. The Texans said team officials will stay in contact with the league.

Last September, the Texans signed Watson to a four-year, $156 million contract extension. His relationship with the team has soured since, however, and he has requested a trade.

A report from Pro Football Talk earlier on Monday disclosed that the Eagles, Panthers, Jets, Dolphins, 49ers, and Broncos remain interested in potentially acquiring Watson despite recent developments.

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