The NFL has laid the hammer on Deshaun Watson.
One of the brightest stars in the NFL was succumb to an accusation by masseuse Ashley Solis in March 2021 that claimed the former Houston Texans QB was guilty of sexual misconduct during a previous session. That accusation would snowball into 23 more, all filing lawsuits against Watson.
After sitting out the entire 2021-2022 season and Watson’s career in Houston all but over, the team traded their franchise QB to the Cleveland Browns, which paid Watson $230 million, the largest guaranteed contract in the history of the league. Despite claiming the team did their due diligence, Watson then fell under the grasps of even more lawsuits from women who came forward after seeing an HBO Real Sport segment about him.
The Browns knew Watson would likely be suspended, but despite fears that their new star QB would be forced to sit out his entire first year in Cleveland, federal judge Sue L. Robinson ruled Monday that Watson will be suspended for the first six games of the season.
The NFL has three days to decide if they will appeal the ruling.