Deshaun Watson practiced with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday for the first time since August. He will still be sidelined for two more games as part of his 11-game suspension.
Since Oct. 10, Watson has been allowed to sit in on team meetings and work out at the Browns’ training facility but wasn’t allowed on the practice field until Wednesday.
While away, he has been sitting pretty after purchasing a new home that went for $5.4 million. The home that Watson purchased is over 17,000 square feet. It holds five bedrooms and more than six bathrooms.
Among the things it has is a fitness center, theater, bar, carriage house, pool and volleyball court.
After two grand juries decided not to bring criminal charges against him, the Houston Texans traded Watson to the Cleveland Browns. He would soon sign a fully guaranteed $230 million deal.
He received a $45 million signing bonus with just a $402,500 base salary this season, limiting the amount of money he’d lose when suspended. It was a controversial contract for a man who had 24 civil lawsuits accusing Watson of sexual assault and harassment. Over the summer, Watson agreed to settle 23 of the 24 civil lawsuits against him. A 25th lawsuit was dropped by the plaintiff when the judge ruled that her petition had to be amended with her name. Two other women filed criminal complaints against Watson but did not sue him.
In the meantime, Jacoby Brissett said he’s confident that he’ll be prepared to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills and then Nov. 27 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Watson is expected to start once the team gets set to play his former team in the Houston Texans.