Breaking news out of the football world today, as it is being reported by Tony Buzbee, the lawyer for the plaintiff in Deshaun Watson’s 24 sexual misconduct cases, that the Cleveland Browns quarterback has reached a settlement with his accusers in 20 of those cases.
As a result of the settlements, there are now only four remaining lawsuits that Watson is dealing with.
With the NFL set to announce their decision on whether or not Deshaun Watson will be suspended (and if so, for how long), many were left wondering whether this recent development in the case would affect the league’s decision regarding his pending punishment.
According to the NFL’s Vice President of Communications, a.k.a. NFL PR Guy, today’s development will have “no impact” on the league’s disciplinary process whatsoever.
The league reportedly held their own investigation into the matter, which included several hours of speaking with Watson in-person. However, Watson’s lawyer Rusty Hardin has accused the NFL of failing to investigate the women making the claims against Watson.
While expectations are that Watson will receive a suspension that could sideline him for as long as the entire 2022 season, it’s being reported that the NFLPA is preparing an argument against the league, stating that similar actions by NFL owners in the past have gone unpunished by Roger Goodell and company.
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