Browns QB Deshaun Watson knowledgeable by Decide Sue L. Robinson he ought to be suspended six video games

Events concerned within the disciplinary listening to for Deshaun Watson have been knowledgeable by former U.S. District Decide Sue L. Robinson that the Browns quarterback ought to be suspended six video games for violating the league’s personal-conduct coverage, NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a supply.

NFL Community Insider Tom Pelissero reviews that there can be no further high quality accompanied with the suspension, per a supply.

The NFL Gamers Affiliation issued a press release on Sunday stating that it might not attraction Robinson’s ruling. Rapoport reported it’s presently unclear if the league would attraction the ruling. The NFL has three days to attraction Robinson’s resolution.

Watson’s suspension follows his three-day listening to in Delaware earlier this summer season earlier than Robinson, who was collectively appointed by the NFL and NFLPA. The disciplinary listening to concluded on June 30.

It was introduced on June 21 that Watson had reached confidential settlements with 20 of the 24 girls who’ve filed civil lawsuits alleging he dedicated sexual misconduct throughout therapeutic massage remedy classes. The preliminary lawsuits in opposition to Watson had been filed in March 2021, and the league investigation into the allegations in opposition to him commenced that very same month.

Watson’s former staff, the Houston Texans, reached confidential settlements on July 15 with the 30 girls who’ve made or meant to make claims in opposition to the group for allegedly enabling Watson’s conduct throughout therapeutic massage remedy classes.

Pelissero additionally reported Robinson’s resolution requires Watson not have massages aside from ones directed by membership personnel.

Watson, 26, has beforehand denied any wrongdoing and maintained any intercourse with the ladies was consensual. Two grand juries in Texas have declined to indict Watson on prison complaints filed by 10 girls.

“No, like I stated I by no means assaulted anybody,” Watson stated on June 14. “I by no means harassed anybody. I by no means disrespected anybody. I by no means compelled anybody to do something.”

Watson, who has not performed because the 2020 season, was traded from the Texans to the Browns in March, and the Browns signed Watson to a completely assured five-year, $230 million contract. Watson requested a commerce out of Houston following the 2020 season and earlier than the allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him first surfaced.

The three-time Professional Bowl quarterback has been with the Browns all through their offseason exercise program and coaching camp. Free-agent acquisition Jacoby Brissett is ready to begin at quarterback for the Browns throughout Watson’s suspension. The Browns signed former first-round decide Josh Rosen on July 22 so as to add to their QB room.