Cleveland Browns Four Shooting back Deshaun Watson could be suspended for 11 games, but he has to meet a requirement to be reinstated by the NFL.
A decision has been made on the suspension of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who faces multiple charges of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. After appealing the original six-game suspension, the NFL revealed Watson is now suspended 11 games in addition to a $5 million fine.
Even with this decision, he has to satisfy an unexpected condition to return. According to ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter, Watson had to meet evaluation and treatment recommendations from third-party behavioral experts. If Watson fails to do so, “the reinstatement may be delayed, subject to further disciplinary action.”
Deshaun Watson must follow the evaluation and treatment recommendations of a third-party behavioral specialist in order to recover. His reinstatement depends on his compliance with the treatment plan. If he doesn’t comply, his reinstatement could be delayed, plus further discipline
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2022 January 18
Deshaun Watson’s reinstatement is subject to a requirement
Originally, Disciplinary Officer and former Judge Sue Robinson decided Watson should be suspended for six games, but in A fine was not included in her final decision. The NFL appealed the decision shortly after, with former New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey in charge of the appeal.
Watson faces criminal and civil lawsuits stemming from allegations made by women who claim Watson committed sexual assault and misconduct during massage sessions. Criminal charges were dropped, and he settled 23 of 24 civil suits.
During the press conference, Watson insisted that despite the fact that he settled the aforementioned lawsuit and 11-game suspension, he insisted that he of innocence.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said in that press conference that Watson deserves a second chance and he has no regrets this year Traded for Watson earlier.
“I think in this country, and hopefully in the world, people deserve a second chance, okay. I really think so,” Haslam said in the New York Post. “I’m struggling a little bit. Shouldn’t he play anymore? Shouldn’t he be a part of society? Wouldn’t he have a chance to rehabilitate? That’s what we’re going to do, okay.
“You could say that’s because he’s a star quarterback. Well, of course. But if he were Joe Smith, he wouldn’t be making headlines every day. We think people deserve a second chance. We gave Kareem Hunt a second chance and it worked out well. “
Watson, returning to the Browns against the Houston Texans in Week 13, must complete the recommended treatment plan.