Via a letter reportedly sent to attorney Tony Buzbee last month, NFL special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel confirmed that the league was looking into allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy addressed the accusations in a statement delivered to Pro Football Talk on Tuesday.

“The allegations are deeply disturbing and we take these issues very seriously,” McCarthy said. “Immediately following news of the first allegations last month, and as has been reported, we initiated an investigation under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. We are continuing to closely monitor all developments in the matter.”