Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is to be suspended for six games for violating the National Football League (NFL) personal conduct policy, a report on the league’s website https://www.nfl. com/news/deshaun-watson-informed-by-judge-sue-l-robinson-he-should-be-suspended-six-games said Monday. Numerous women have come forward over the past year and filed lawsuits against Watson, accusing him of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct.
In March, Watson, 26, denied sexually assaulting or acting inappropriately towards any of the 22 women who had filed charges against him at the time. A Texas grand jury declined to indict Watson.
ESPN reported in June that 20 of 24 lawsuits had been settled. Monday’s NFL report said the recommended six-game suspension was handed down by former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson and there would be no additional fines.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) said Sunday it would not appeal Robinson’s decision, although the league still has the right to appeal. Watson, who hasn’t played since the 2020 season, joined the Browns from Houston Texans in March this year, signing a five-year, $230 million deal.
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