Nike is suspending Deshaun Watson’s endorsement deal over sexual misconduct claims against him

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Nike suspends Texas QB Deshaun Watson’s endorsement deal over ‘disturbing allegations’ of 22 women’s sexual misconduct

  • Nike has suspended its endorsement deal with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson after allegations of 22 women’s sexual misconduct
  • Watson entered into an endorsement agreement with Nike in 2017 for an undisclosed amount
  • A Nike spokesperson did not respond to questions about whether the company will pull Watson ads or withhold wages for the 25-year Pro Bowl roster
  • In separate lawsuits filed last month, Watson was charged with sexual misconduct by 22 unidentified women, most of whom work as licensed massage therapists
  • The plaintiffs are suing for civil assault and intentional emotional distress, accusing Watson of exposing himself and touching them with his penis.
  • Two women also sue for sexual assault, saying he forced them into oral sex
  • Houston police and the NFL are both investigating the claims
  • Watson denied the claims. His attorney says the plaintiffs are looking for a payday

Nike has suspended its endorsement deal with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against 22 women.

“We are deeply concerned about the troubling allegations and have suspended Deshaun Watson,” Nike’s statement to DailyMail.com said. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

Watson signed an endorsement agreement with Nike in 2017 for an undisclosed amount.

A Nike spokesperson did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s question about the specifics of Watson’s suspension, such as whether the company will pull ads featuring the 25-year-old quarterback or withhold his paycheck.

Nike has suspended its endorsement deal with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson after allegations of 22 women's sexual misconduct

Nike has suspended its endorsement deal with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson after allegations of 22 women’s sexual misconduct

In separate lawsuits filed in Texas last month, Watson was charged with sexual misconduct by 22 unidentified women, most of whom work as licensed massage therapists.

On Tuesday, two of the women, Ashley Solis and Lauren Baxley, made themselves public for the first time.

The plaintiffs are suing for civil assault and intentional emotional distress, accusing Watson of exposing himself, touching them with his penis and, in some cases, ejaculating on them. Two of the prosecutors are also suing for sexual assault, claiming that Watson forced them to perform oral sex on him.

Houston police and the NFL are both investigating the charges.

Watson has denied the allegations through his attorney.

In separate lawsuits filed in Texas last month, Watson was charged with sexual misconduct by 22 unidentified women, mostly licensed massage therapists.  On Tuesday, two of the women, Ashley Solis (pictured) and Lauren Baxley, made themselves public for the first time

In separate lawsuits filed in Texas last month, Watson was charged with sexual misconduct by 22 unidentified women, mostly licensed massage therapists.  On Tuesday, two of the women, Ashley Solis (pictured) and Lauren Baxley, made themselves public for the first time

In separate lawsuits filed in Texas last month, Watson was charged with sexual misconduct by 22 unidentified women, mostly licensed massage therapists. On Tuesday, two of the women, Ashley Solis (pictured) and Lauren Baxley, made themselves public for the first time

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