NFL decides to suspend Watson before season


Editor’s note: This story contains a story of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline. 1-800-656-4673 or https://www.rainn.org.

The NFL is expected to make a decision on a potential suspension of Browns quarterback DeShawn Watson before the 2022 season begins. that much MMQB’s Albert Breer.

Breer noted on Monday that the NFL spoke with more than half of the women who filed lawsuits against Watson.

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Watson faces 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and assault during a massage therapy session. The lawsuit entails numerous explanations for allegations of sexual misconduct, from Watson’s refusal to cover his genitals to “touching” him. [a plaintiff] “Forcing her to have oral sex with his penis.”

Two additional testimonies against Watson are scheduled to take place from June 21 to June 23. Civil lawsuits have been agreed to suspend from July 1 to the 2022 season, and the NFL will have to make a ruling on Watson before September or wait until before. A potential suspension is declared for the 2023 season. Breer believes the latter scenario is unlikely.

NFL investigators Lisa Friel and Jennifer Gaffney questioned Watson last week. At the conclusion of the investigation, the findings of the investigation will be reported to former US District Court Judge Sue L. Robinson, who will decide whether Watson should be disciplined. Disciplinary options include suspension, fines, or a combination of both.

Watson was traded to the Browns on March 18. At his introductory press conference, he continued to deny assault, harassment or disrespect towards the woman who sued him. Watson had previously faced 10 criminal charges, but was not charged with it in two separate grand jury hearings. According to Jenny Brentas New York Times, These complaints detail similar incidents of harassment and assault.

While the civil statement proceedings continue, here’s a summary of what’s happened on and off the scene since Watson’s last snap.

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