A Houston Police Department detective who investigated all 10 criminal cases against Deshaun Watson recently testified that she believed the Browns quarterback did commit crimes.
It is almost a foregone conclusion that the Browns QB will be suspended for an unknown amount of games before the season.
According to ProFootballTalk, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is bracing for an “unprecedented” punishment to be levied against Watson for violations of the league’s personal conduct policy.
PFT noted that the NFLPA’s defense for Watson will be to point out the NFL’s hypocrisy and double-standard for its owners.
The “unprecedented” punishment could be up to 10 games or possibly even the entire season.
Two dozen active civil lawsuits have been filed against Watson, each detailing graphic accounts of sexual harassment and sexual assault that occurred during massage therapy sessions. The accounts range from Watson allegedly refusing to cover his genitals, to the quarterback “touching [a plaintiff] with his penis and trying to force her to perform oral sex on him.”
The 26-year-old has not been charged with a crime and continues to deny the allegations against him.
Shortly after the Harris County grand jury decided not to pursue criminal charges, Cleveland traded for Watson and signed him to a five-year contract worth a guaranteed $230 million.
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