Robert Griffin III took his comments from Twitter and expanded on them in a huge way.
Just in case you were sleeping under a rock, Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns quarterback, will be suspended for 11 games and pay a record $5 million fine. The settlement with the NFL also calls for Watson to comply with a professional treatment plan, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced.
“Deshaun has committed to doing the hard work on himself that is necessary for his return to the NFL,” Goodell said. “This settlement requires compliance with a professional evaluation and treatment plan, a significant fine, and a more substantial suspension.”
Former NFL QB RG3 is not happy with the decision and the message it sends to women.
“Why does he deserve a second chance for if he’s standing on his innocence?”
On Watson’s end, he was just glad to put the entire case behind him.
“I’m grateful that the disciplinary process has ended and extremely appreciative of the tremendous support I have received throughout my short time with the Browns organization,” Watson said in a statement. “I apologize once again for any pain this situation has caused. I take accountability for the decisions I made.”
Just this week, RG3 was announced to be joining the crew of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, replacing Randy Moss on the network’s Monday Night Football coverage. The news comes more than a month after Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported ESPN executives were looking for Griffin to take on a larger role at the network during the 2022 football season.
Griffin will join a crew that includes Suzy Kolber, Booger McFarland, Steve Young, Adam Schefter, Michelle Beisner-Buck and Alex Smith.
Griffin will also continue calling college football games during the ’22 season, per Marchand.