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Deshaun Watson: why this NFL QB has 700 days without playing

Deshaun Watson: why this NFL QB has 700 days without playing

Deshaun Watsonquarterback for the Cleveland Browns (4-7), will play for the first time in the NFL since not doing so in 694 days after being accused by 24 women of sexual harassment. Because of this, the NFL decided to suspend him for 11 games, fine him five million dollars, and force him to undergo psychological treatment to treat his behavior.

The NFL confirmed last Saturday that Watson will be reinstated to the league today following his suspension for violating league conduct policies and will be able to play against his former team, the Houston Texans.

The league has allowed the 27-year-old quarterback into Browns facilities and been a part of team meetings beginning Oct. 10. As of November 14, Watson has been part of the Browns’ practices.


Due to changes to the Houston franchise, Watson requested to be traded at the conclusion of the 2020 NFL season. Neverthelessin mid-March 2021, the then-Texans quarterback received three sexual harassment lawsuits during physiotherapy massage sessions.

The accusations piled up as time passed. The lawyer Tony Buzbee was the one who organized the 24 demands of the masseuses against the QB. Watson lost his endorsements with Nike and Beats.

Almost a year after the first lawsuit, in March 2022, a grand jury agreed not to issue criminal charges to the now Browns QB. Later, heThe Browns handed out five Draft picks, three of them from the first round, one from the third and one from the fourth to acquire it in a trade with the Texans. In addition, they gave him a five-year contract and 230 million dollars guaranteed.

Before the league announced the suspension, Watson settled 23 of the 24 civil lawsuits.

Watson’s initial ban was six games thanks to the decision of judge Sue L. Robinson. However, the league, which was seeking a one-year punishment, appealed the sanction and in the end it was decided that of 11 games, five million and therapy to treat his behavior,

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When did you last play?

The last time Deshaun Watson played in a regular season game was on January 3, 2021, in Week 17 of the 2020 campaign. of the NFL. In that game, the Texans lost 41-38 to the Tennessee Titans and he had 365 yards with three touchdowns and one interception after completing 28 of the 39 throws he attempted.

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