Deshaun Watson is suspended for 6 games over sexual misconduct

Deshaun Watson is suspended for 6 games over sexual misconduct

Published August 1, 2022
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during practice at the team’s training facility in May in Ohio. The NFL suspended Watson for six games on Monday for violating its personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct. Ron Schwane/AP hide caption

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during practice at the team’s training facility in May in Ohio. The NFL suspended Watson for six games on Monday for violating its personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct.

The punishment comes after 24 women accused Watson of sexual misconduct, sparking civil lawsuits and putting the star quarterback on the sidelines in 2021. Watson settled 20 of the cases against him in June.

The six-game suspension is “the most significant punishment ever imposed on an NFL player for allegations of non-violent sexual conduct,” Robinson said in her decision, adding that “Mr. Watson’s pattern of conduct is more egregious than any before reviewed by the NFL.”