Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, made a significant progress this week toward clearing his name. Twenty of Watson’s 24 accusers of sexual misconduct reached agreements with him.
Despite this, the Browns quarterback is still anticipated to receive an NFL suspension. A league spokesperson claimed that these most recent settlements were not included in their investigation. However, it appears that before the negotiations broke down, Watson was in fact working to reach a fair discipline settlement with the NFL and NFLPA.
The NFL, the NFLPA, and Deshaun Watson’s advisors reportedly tried to negotiate a discipline settlement recently. However, due to a lack of agreement, discussions regarding a possible number of games “fell apart.” According to league sources, the process is still moving forward.
After 24 women came forward with allegations, there is a strong possibility that Watson will be suspended for a very long time. With Baker Mayfield likely headed for the exits, that would put the Browns in a difficult situation regarding their quarterback situation. However, the fact that Watson was even permitted to discuss his impending suspension is intriguing in and of itself.
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