Deshaun Watson: 30 women settle claims against Texans


Thirty women who accused the Houston Texans of turning a blind eye to allegations that Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted and harassed women during massage sessions have settled their legal claims against the team, their attorney said Friday.

Attorney Tony Buzbee said the agreements between the women and the Texans are confidential.

While only one of the women had filed a lawsuit against the team, the others had also intended to pursue legal claims against the Texans before the settlements were reached, Buzbee said.

In separate lawsuits, 24 women accused Watson of embarrassing himself, touching her with his penis, or kissing her against her will at massage appointments while he was playing for the Texans. One woman claimed Watson forced her to perform oral sex. Last month, Buzbee announced that 20 of those 24 lawsuits had been settled.

Watson, who has since been traded to the Cleveland Browns, has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to clear his name. Watson faces possible NFL disciplinary action over the allegations.