BEREA, Ohio — Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on March 25, 2022.
The legal situation surrounding new Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson continues this week as he’s expected in Houston for a deposition on Friday.
3News’ Jim Donovan reported that Friday will include deposition on two cases with multiple others coming in June after the Browns host their final mini camp. It comes as a judge has also ordered the 22 women who had filed complaints against Watson to reveal their personal records by Friday.
Watson, who has been accused by 22 different women of sexual misconduct, has maintained his innocence.
"I never assaulted, I never disrespected and I never harassed any woman in my life," Watson said when he was formally introduced by the Browns back in March. "I wasn't raised that way. My mom and my aunties didn't raise me that way over the course of my life. That's not in my DNA. As far as the details of the things that they're alleging, I can't speak on that because there's an ongoing investigation. But in the future, once everything's resolved, I would sit down and love to talk about it."
The NFL, meanwhile, is conducting its own investigation into Watson’s conduct – which could lead to a possible suspension.
“We’re going to let the facts lead us, find every fact we can,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell previously said. “At least there is a resolution from the criminal side of it. Our investigation hopefully will have access to more information. We will speak to everyone who can give us a perspective.”
Goodell has also said there's no timetable for their investigation.
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published from the premiere episode of the Ultimate Cleveland Sports Show on May 9, 2022.