NFL officials began direct meetings with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson in Texas on Tuesday as the league seeks to determine if he violated the personal conduct policy and, if so, whether discipline should be imposed, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder.
The meetings are believed to involve Watson and the NFL investigative team of Lisa Friel.
The NFL has been investigating Watson to determine if he violated its code of conduct. Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits from women who have accused him of inappropriate sexual conduct during massage sessions. Two grand juries in Texas have declined to indict Watson on criminal charges, and Watson has denied all wrongdoing.
Friel, a former prosecutor in New York, has been heading the investigation. Once it is completed, former U.S. District Court Judge Sue Robinson, a disciplinary officer jointly appointed by the league and NFL Players Association, will decide if Watson violated the conduct policy and will report to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Watson, meanwhile, will be hosting several of his teammates in the Bahamas this weekend to work out and bond before the start of the team's organized team activities, another source confirmed to ESPN.
CBS Sports first reported the details of the NFL meeting and Bahamas trip.
Watson signed a $230 million, fully guaranteed contract with the Browns earlier this offseason after the team acquired him in a trade with the Houston Texans.
It's unclear how many teammates will be traveling with Watson to the Bahamas, but one source said it would largely be his "offensive weapons."
The Browns are set to begin OTAs on May 24.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.