Javier Roya, a successful Bayou City businessman and minority owner of the Houston Texans since 2002, is now reportedly facing several criminal charges in Kentucky.
According to reports, Roya faces one count of first-degree rape, five counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual abuse. Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports. Based on public records, a pretrial conference for the case is scheduled for August 22.
It is not yet known when the alleged incident occurred. However, an arrest warrant for Loya was issued on May 10, according to the Criminal Court Clerk of Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Loya is CEO and Co-Founder of OTC Global Holdings, LP.
Javier Roya, a Texans minority shareholder since 2002, is facing one count of rape, five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and one count of third-degree sexual abuse in Kentucky. https://t.co/qPGnqMvRlt
— Pro Football Talk (@ProFootballTalk) August 7, 2023
“We are aware that a serious lawsuit has been filed in Kentucky against Javier Roya, one of our outside limited partners,” the Texans said in a statement to PFT. “We have agreed with Mr. Roya to withdraw completely from team and league activities while these charges are pending.”
The NFL also issued a statement to the PFT. (Related: NFL Proves Its Dominance Again With Massive Preseason Game Viewership (Preseason Game!)
“The club notified the league immediately after the serious charges against Mr. Roya were filed,” a league spokesman said. “Mr. Loya is not allowed to participate in league or club activities during this process. He is no longer a member of the league committee.”