Skip to main content

Texans' McNairs Address Deshaun Watson 'Situation'

Cal McNair, the Houston Texans' chairman, released a statement discussing the organization's stance on the ongoing "situation" surrounding Deshaun Watson.

Amidst the 22 civil lawsuits and ongoing police investigation against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, the franchise has kept quiet thus far. On Monday, though Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair spoke publicly for the first time on the matter in a statement released to season-ticket holders.

"We want to assure you that we take these allegations very seriously. As reported, HPD (Houston Police Department) and the National Football League are conducting investigations and we will cooperate fully," said McNair. "We respect the legal process and will continue to monitor the situation closely."

READ MORE: What Will NFL Do With Texans QB Deshaun Watson?

The situation in question is becoming ever more publicly graphic, with the Houston Chronicle reporting that in the latest allegation Watson used "at least 50 women" for massages and that he, at times, "told them what to wear" during sessions. 

As such, it makes sense that the Texans likely felt it was necessary to reaffirm their stance on the situation and the matter as a whole.

"While we await the conclusion of these investigations, we express our strong stance against any form of sexual assault," said McNair. "Our family and the entire Houston Texans organization are deeply troubled by any form of abuse and we condemn this type of behavior. We will continue to commit resources to help prevent abusive behaviors from occurring in the community and ensure respect for all.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Davis Mills

Texans QB Mills Draws Impressive Comparison

Houston Texans wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has compared quarterback Davis Mills to one of the best quarterbacks of the last decade.

Derek Stingley Jr.

Is Texans' Draft Class NFL's Most Impactful?

CBS has ranked the Houston Texans highly in their top 10 most impactful draft classes.

Deshaun Watson

Texans Ex Deshaun Watson Admits Apology to Crying Massage Therapist

Former Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson admitted in a pre-trial deposition that he apologized to a massage therapist after she cried following a session.

Deshaun Watson

Former Texans QB Deshaun Watson to Meet With League On Potential Suspension

According to ESPN, former Texans QB Deshaun Watson will undergo mediation this week with the league office in Texas

Phillip Lindsay, Marcus Cannon, Mark Ingram, David Johnson

Colts Signing Ex Texans FA RB Phillip Lindsay

Follow along with TexansDaily as we keep you up to date with all firings and hiring in the NFL


How Texans Ex QB David Carr Ignited the Coaching Career of Lane Kiffin

Carr recently took a trip down memory lane to tell the hilarious story of how Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin became a player-turned coach one day at Fresno State

J.J. Watt

Texans Ex J.J. Watt On Retirement, Injuries, And Glory

Former Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt addresses his future and thoughts of retirement.


Texans Hit Waiver Wire, Claim Falcons DB Kendall Sheffield

The Texans are bringing in Houston native Kendall Sheffield through the waiver wire

"Over the past 10 years, the Houston Texans Foundation, the McNair Foundation and the McNair family have donated more than $10 million to organizations whose focus centers on strengthening families, preventing abuse and providing much-needed services to those who have fallen victim to domestic violence or sexual abuse. This is deeply personal to our family and remains a priority."

READ MORE: Texans' Deshaun, Panthers Rumors End With Darnold Trade

The statement, signed by the McNair Family, including primary owner Janice, reinforces the stance made public by general manager Nick Caserio when appearing on The Texans All Access Podcast.

"We're certainly cognizant and aware," Caserio said, via ESPN's Sarah Barshop. "We made a statement at the beginning about where the organization stood. I would say it's a legal situation, it's a legal process, so we're certainly respectful of that.

"We certainly take them very seriously. The allegations, what's been discussed, are certainly troubling. And organizationally that's not something that we can condone, that we condone, those types of actions."

Watson's NFL future remains in turmoil as the investigations and lawsuits continue to build. Watson and his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, both deny the allegations.

CONTINUE READING: Texans 'Real Vs. Ideal' Top Pick: NFL Draft Tracker