Deshaun Watson met with 66 women for massages from late 2019 to early 2021, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The Times alleges that Texans team security gave Watson a nondisclosure agreement to use during massages and a hotel room where seven women met him for sessions.
Two civil cases were filed against Watson in the past week, bringing his total to 24. These suits allege sexual misbehaviour or assault.
The most recent litigation brought a handful of additional allegations,
including that Watson reportedly offered to pay 22 victims $100,000 each to settle out of court and that he solicited "over a hundred" massages with "strangers" on social media.
The Times reports that Watson "begged" for oral sex and sexualized massage sessions with a wide range of women. The story seems to provide insight on the latest case filed by Tony Buzbee, who represents 24 women suing Watson.
In the 24th claim filed Monday, Buzbee alleges Watson posed as a massage therapist to seduce women.
The Times' investigation describes some of these claimed incidents through interviews with women suing Watson or claiming to have met him through massage solicitations.
The report claims Brent Naccara, the Texans' director of team security, gave Watson an NDA during the time Watson is accused of getting sexualized massages.
Nia Smith, one of Watson's accusers, allegedly posted Watson's phone number and CashApp receipts on Instagram. With the photo, she wrote, "I could expose you" with an expletive. Watson reportedly started using the Texans' NDA the same week.
The article says the Texans gave Watson a room at The Houstonian Club & Spa while he was seeking massages. Seven women met Watson at the hotel, according to the Times.
Watson testified that he didn't know if the Texans knew about his massages.
The Texans denied knowing about Watson's allegations before March 2021.
As previously indicated, the Texans learned of Deshaun Watson's claims through a social media post in March 2021. Since then, knowing the seriousness of the claims, we've cooperated with every investigation and will continue to do so.
The Times article purportedly includes Watson's civil depositions. Watson was asked if he enquired about a woman's experience, skill level, or training. Watson claimed he "simply wanted a massage"
In another supposed deposition discussion, Watson was asked about a flight attendant who took massage therapy training during the pandemic.
Before the new lawsuits and Tuesday's report, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league's investigation into Watson was over. The NFL hasn't established a deadline for deciding whether Watson violated its personal conduct code.
As new lawsuits or reports have emerged, the league has called the probe "ongoing."
Given this context, NFL investigators will certainly consider recent lawsuits and the Times' findings before deciding whether to suspend Watson.