The NFL vice president says Watson circumstances did not affect the schedule.


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As the NFL continues to investigate Browns With quarterback Deshaun Watson facing multiple sexual assault allegations, the league insists that his 2022 appearance did not affect Cleveland’s schedule for next season.

Mike North, Vice President of Broadcast Planning, NFL Conversation with Adam Schein of SiriusXM “Mad Dog Sports Radio” Describe in detail.

“An honest answer to the question [about scheduling around Watson’s availability] not. No one knows. None of us know whether he will be here all year or not at all. None of us know what is going to happen, and it may not happen this year,” North said.

“It can take a year or two before these things are finally resolved. The answer to your question is no.”

When further pressured on the subject, North acknowledged that the only factor he considered with Watson was that his return to Houston to face the Texans would be on schedule.

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“I didn’t really pay much attention to it other than really thinking about where the real Cleveland fell in the Houston game. [regarding Watson]’ said North.

Watson is pursuing 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and assault during massage therapy sessions. The lawsuit has ranged from Watson’s refusal to cover her genitals to “don’t touch it.” [a plaintiff] “Forcing her to have oral sex with his penis.”

Trial dates have not been set for 22 civil cases currently pending.

The 26-year-old was recently traded to Cleveland, where he signed a 5-year, $230 million full guarantee contract. It was a record contract that became the largest guaranteed contract in league history.

The quarterback has previously faced several criminal complaints. However, he is not charged with charges after two separate grand jury hearings. According to Jenny Brentas New York Times, Criminal charges he has previously faced include similar accounts of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault other than Watson’s ejaculation to a massage therapist.

On March 11, the Harris County grand jury returned nine “no” bills on nine criminal charges against Watson. A Harris County prosecutor said the decision closed criminal proceedings against him in the county and that Watson was sold shortly thereafter. A grand jury in Brazoria County dismissed Watson’s tenth indictment on March 24.

Watson denied assaulting, harassing or disrespecting the woman in her first press conference with the Browns.

The NFL is still investigating Watson’s violation of the league’s personal conduct policy, and he could face a suspension this season or beyond.

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