Nick Caserio — the Houston Texans new GM — is finally weighing in on the Deshaun Watson sexual misconduct allegations … and he’s making it clear, if they’re true, his team won’t stand for it.
“The allegations, what’s been discussed, are certainly troubling,” Caserio said on the team’s “Texans All Access” podcast this week.
“Organizationally that’s not something that we can condone, those types of actions.”
Caserio was careful with his words and was obviously not trying to insinuate Watson is either guilty or innocent — but made it clear if there’s any truth to the allegations, the team will be compelled to take some sort of action.
Caserio, though, insists his team will let the case play out in the courts before making any decisions on Watson’s future … explaining, “It’s a legal process so we’re certainly respectful of that.”
Nineteen female masseuses have filed lawsuits against Watson … alleging the Houston quarterback was sexually inappropriate with them during massage sessions.
And, Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing the women — all using the pseudonyms “Jane Doe” to protect their identities — says there’s AT LEAST one more lawsuit coming this week as well.
Watson — who had demanded a trade before the allegations hit the court system — has denied any wrongdoing … claiming he’s the victim of an attempted shakedown.
Deshaun’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, has backed the NFL star … saying in a statement earlier this month, “I believe that any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false.”
The Texans — who had insisted prior to the lawsuits that they were NOT trading Watson — have yet to make any sort of suspension or administrative leave decisions regarding the quarterback.