In case involving Houston Texans QB Deshaun Wilson, Grand Jury will hear evidence Friday

In the case involving Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun WatsonWatson will be confronted with questions on the same day in some of his civil lawsuits.

Rusty Hardin Watson's attorney confirmed the time of the criminal-civil proceedings to ESPN. He added that Watson would be instructed by him to assert his Fifth Amendment right that Watson not incriminate during his testimony Friday in the civil case, since he might be charged criminally that same day.

“I won't let him answer questions before the grand jury has made its decision. Hardin said Tuesday night that there is no lawyer in the country who would.

The New York Times reported Tuesday morning that Watson has been charged with several felonies.

A unanimous vote is not required for the grand jury process. Hardin stated that nine grand jurors could return what is known as a “true Bill” under Texas law. Harris County, Texas District attorney, Kim Ogg could then decide to pursue a criminal case against Watson.

Watson could be charged with indecent assault, harassment and assault. A second-degree Texas felony, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, could also be brought against Watson.

The District Attorney's Office has declined to comment.

Watson was accused in 22 civil cases of touching women with his genitals or forcing oral sex.

Watson could face depositions in 22 civil cases. Each plaintiff can question Watson for up to two hours. A decision on criminal charges could be made as early as Friday.

Hardin stated, “Once the grand jury process is completed, we intend for him start answering questions in depositions.”

Despite his legal problems, Watson is still the source of NFL trade rumors. While he didn't play the full season for the Texans, he remained active.

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