The NFL’s investigation into the 24 sexual misconduct accusations against Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will take another step this week, as Watson is scheduled to meet with league officials, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram on Monday.
Josina Anderson of “The Crew” was first to report the news.
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Watson has been participating in the team’s voluntary offseason program in Berea after being acquired in a March 18 trade from the Texans. He returned to Houston on Friday to sit for depositions in 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and harassment.
Watson has denied any wrongdoing and wasn’t indicted by a pair of Houston grand juries on similar charges.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said April 28 before the start of the draft there’s no timetable for potential discipline from the league.
“We’re taking it very seriously,” Goodell said. “The NFL personal conduct policy is the issue that we will be focused on. Our investigators are working on that. When they complete that, then they submit it to a disciplinary officer who is selected by the union and management, and they’ll make a decision at that point in time.
“There’s no timetable on it, obviously the investigation’s still ongoing, we’re going to take it seriously.”
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