According to sources, the NFL and NFLPA are close to a deal that will suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for 11 games and fine him $5 million after violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
BREAKING: The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to a settlement on discipline for #Browns QB Deshaun Watson, who will serve an 11-game suspension and pay a $5 million fine for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, per league source.
The news comes after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Watson while he was a member of the Houston Texans. A third-party judge recommended a six-game suspension for Watson, but the NFL appealed, believing the suspension was too light.
Earlier this year, the Texans traded Watson to the Browns for multiple first-round picks.
With his suspension at 11 games, Watson’s first NFL game since 2020 will come in Week 13, a matchup against the Texans at NRG Stadium.