Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has received a six-game suspension and no fine for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
The suspension comes after Watson had recently settled 23 of the 24 lawsuits in Texas in which he was accused of sexual assault. There are no plans to appeal the ruling.
The NFL released a statement in response to the decision.
“We thank Judge Sue L. Robinson, the independent disciplinary officer, for her review of the voluminous record and attention during a three-day hearing that resulted in her finding multiple violations of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy by Deshaun Watson. We appreciate Judge Robinson’s diligence and professionalism throughout this process,” the NFL said in a statement.
“Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL or the NFLPA on behalf of Watson may appeal the decision within three days. In light of her findings, the league is reviewing Judge Robinson’s imposition of a six-game suspension and will make a determination on next steps.”
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