Nike has suspended its endorsement deal with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on Wednesday.
“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and have suspended Deshaun Watson,” Nike said in a statement released Wednesday. “We will continue to closely monitor the situation.”
Ashley Solis, one of the women to publicly come forward, spoke at a Tuesday press conference. She has suffered from “panic attacks, anxiety and depression” since Watson’s alleged sexual assault in March 2020.
The Houston Police Department announced Friday on Twitter that it has opened an investigation after a complainant filed a report against Watson.
Watson and lawyer Rusty Hardin have denied the allegations, claiming the civil suits are failed blackmail attempts.
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