Report: NFL to “probably” seek a one-year suspension for Deshaun Watson

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When Major League Baseball suspended Trevor Bauer for two years due to allegations that, at their core, involve sexual consent and the violation of it, we asked whether this meant the NFL will suspend Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for a full year. Reportedly, the league will try to impose something along those lines.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the NFL will argue that Watson should receive a “significant” suspension, and that the league “probably” will ask for a one-year banishment.

The Disciplinary Officer jointly hired and paid by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, retired federal judge Sue L. Robinson, would then determine whether she should impose a suspension of that magnitude, something less than that, or no suspension at all. If the end result is no discipline of any kind, the case ends. If any discipline is imposed, Commissioner Roger Goodell would have jurisdiction over an appeal by either or both sides. He could reduce it, or he could increase it.

Some think that the league will deliberately overshoot its preferred suspension, assuming that Judge Robinson will reduce whatever is imposed. Thus, if the league asks for a year, she could potentially cut it to eight or 10 games. If the ultimate goal is to have Watson suspended for a full year, the league may need to propose something more than that.

Per Maske, NFLPA outside counsel Jeffrey Kessler has become involved in the case. The league reportedly is concerned that Kessler will push for no discipline at all.

Maske confirms our report that, in defending Watson, the NFLPA will point to the punishments imposed (or not) on Commanders owner Daniel Snyder, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to support the argument that Watson’s punishment, if any, should reflect the consequences those owners received — especially since the Personal Conduct Policy warns that owners are held to a higher standard than players.

Maske adds that the league would like to have the situation fully resolved before training camp opens, but that the approach taken by Watson and the NFLPA could delay the outcome. Don’t blame Watson if that happens, NFL. You’ve had months to investigate the situation and to make a decision. When the time comes for Watson and the NFLPA to present a defense, it should take whatever amount of time it needs to take. And that should have been factored into the timing of the initiation of the process.

Per Maske, the league could impose discipline against Watson based on currently available information, with the understanding that further discipline could be imposed if new information surfaces. That could get tricky for the league. If, for example, he’s suspended eight games and proceeds to lose any, some, or all of the 24 (soon to be 26) lawsuits pending against him, the NFL surely wouldn’t be able to suspend him again simply because juries believe the testimony of the plaintiffs and impose verdicts against Watson. There would have to be something truly new — new claims, new evidence. Something that the league didn’t already know or that it shouldn’t have known, through reasonable investigative steps.

Although Maske’s story doesn’t mention paid leave, that remains a viable alternative. First, that process doesn’t involve Judge Robinson. Second, it defers a final decision until all litigation ends. Third, it gives Watson a clear incentive to settle the cases pending against him.

Whatever happens, the clock keeps ticking more and more loudly. Presumably, a decision is coming soon. It should happen be no later than Friday, July 1 — the one-year anniversary of the epic, four-day weekend bad-news dump regarding the Commanders, a woefully inadequate (and sloppily enforced) penalty against Snyder, and a blatant effort by the league to hide the specific facts that, if disclosed, quite possibly would have made it untenable for Snyder to continue owning the team.

125 responses to “Report: NFL to “probably” seek a one-year suspension for Deshaun Watson

  1. Sit for another year, already got paid his $45 million bonus. Unbelievable that Watson will have “earned” $55 million for not playing 2 straight years.

  2. That’s 2 weeks in discipline corner Watson for EACH girl you did something with. Repent young man.

  3. You mean we gotta hear about this guy for the next 1.5 years in the news?????

  4. All of these counts of sexual misconduct and just a one-year suspension? I have a feeling the browns knew the entire time that’s why it’s base salary is only 1 million this year so it won’t hurt him financially at all. Pretty sure the browns knew all along that he would be suspended only for a year and that’s why they held on to Baker

  5. This predator should have been suspended long ago. Special rules for special people.

  6. I agree with a one year suspension. For each conviction. 22 women and counting, and you want to give a sexual predator of that magnitude a year’s suspension because he knows how to throw a football. And you think it’s a “high magnitude” punishment. Good lord.

  7. Would not be surprised if they gave him a year and it was negotiated down to 7 or 8 games

  8. Wow, considering the amount of damage, pain and suffering he caused – this is a light punishment.

  9. One season is the absolute bare minimum, imo, but anything between 25-34 games is fair. One thing is certain – the 6-8 games that the Browns, Deshaun Watson and everyone else assumed at the time of this deal, would be a meaningless little slap on the wrist.

  10. He’s been convicted of nothing yet will be punished , suspended and sentenced on alligations . ???

  11. I really don’t want to hear about the league getting tough with him with zero criminal charges the Pats owner walked away from a similar massage parlor scandal with zero consequences and the Dolphins are being sued in court for racial discrimination! I’m not even going to mention the Brown’s owner fraud against the truck drivers that was never punished! If he goes after Watson with no actual criminal charges he has to do something about these owners with all of these proven infractions on their record!

  12. The old “Do Nothing” but make it look “Like Something” trick. Way to send a message NFL.

  13. While Watson has brought ill-repute to the league, I think the Browns did the same with their fully guaranteed contract for the largest value ever. Besides losing Watson, they deserve a little something extra their part in hurting the league.

  14. MNGoon says:
    June 17, 2022 at 4:03 pm
    And yet, y’all still can’t tell me what crime was he charged with.

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    I can tell you… He wasn’t charged with anything. Two separate grand juries birth decided to not indict.

  15. crazy how everyone’s acting like Watson has won something of note or is any better than a Blake Bortles; even with a good team, he is/was, at best, middle of the road.

    add to that his predilection for treating massage therapists like call girls and you wonder what crazy kind of drugs the Browns were smoking to give him that contract…

  16. So let me get this right: Goodell suspends Ridley a full year for going on Draftkings after he got hurt and was away from the Falcons to make one $1,500 bet on them to win for the same amount of time as someone who committed crimes across state lines and has over 24 accusations of rape (with more to come)?

    Guess I shouldn’t even be shocked though. This is the same commissioner who suspended Josh Gordon more games for smoking weed than Ray Rice after he watched the hotel security cameras showing him knock his wife out unconscious.

    This would be beyond pathetic by the league

  17. “Don’t blame Watson if that happens, NFL. You’ve had months to investigate the situation and to make a decision.”
    ————
    1st off stop beating this drum. 2nd it is Watsons fault since it comes from his behavior, not the NFL. 3rd its worse for Watson if he plays at the beginning of the year and misses the final 10 or so games if its appealed rather than the 1st 10.

  18. Old white billionaire owner = one set of rules.
    The rest of us = another, more punitive set of rules.

  19. Trevor Bauer was suspended by MLB for 2 years and literally didn’t do anything criminal.

  20. It’s not a year. He already sat last year. This would now be two years. If you want to make it more painful, levy a $25 million fine, due from 2023 salary.

  21. Oh Cleveland…. Caveat Emptor

    How about 1 year for every victim? That would be appropriate.

  22. ” Time heels all wounds.Yeah, a year should do it. ”

    Sharp thinking, NFL. Incredible.

  23. The ignorance of the comments on this story is astounding. 24 accusations of rape? Browns knew he’d get a year that’s why they held onto Baker? Baker should flip double birds as he goes by Paul Brown stadium??? That’s in Cincinnati!

  24. It’s not a year. He already sat last year. This would now be two years. If you want to make it more painful, levy a $25 million fine, due from 2023 salary.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Watson was not punished by the league. He sat last year because he told the team he wanted a trade and would not play for them. The Texans sat him because they could. They are in full rebuild and got a good draft pick out of it.

  25. Mayfield should show up for camp and play nice until the day before the season starts. Then holdout for 10 games. Come back just in time to acquire enough service time to qualify for free agency next year. Just give them the middle finger.

  26. That’s all for a sexual predator? Seems like one of the worst crimes imaginable. Probably mirrors the ownership values.

  27. Innocent until proven guilty. Yet the vast majority of people on this site vote “thumbs down” to that. Says more about the lack of integrity of people commenting than Watson’s behavior. For all of you who vote “thumbs down” to innocent until proven guilty, please move to Russia where it’s guilty until proven innocent. My God this country has lost itself.

  28. Stupid Browns, and they wanted an “adult in the room for a qb”. Just wow. Browns fans deserve better.

  29. KCFinfan says:
    June 17, 2022 at 4:32 pm
    Baker should hold up the double bird as he walks by Paul Brown Stadium.
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    Why would he flip the Bengals off……that’s where they play.

  30. Big Ben got 4 games for two incidents. in one the girl had sent a friend an email saying she wanted to have his love child. in the other the girl couldn’t remember what position they were in. he got four games…so start from there…

  31. The he hasn’t been charged with a crime or been indicted crowd can’t possibly be that stupid. Must be getting distracted from the US didn’t actually land on the moon conspiracies.

  32. Unless already mentioned should be a game a case starting this year and a million dollar fine per case as well split between the girls and various charities as obviously Watson does not show a lick of remorse and in the real world would already have been fired n yet this guy has been paid how many millions already to this day to have done absolutely nothing ??? …. :S

  33. If they were halfway smart, which there are very few in the NFL, the league would suspend him indefinitely then in a year Watson can petition the league to lift his suspension. If the civil cases go against him and they don’t look good they can say try again in a year and if it has blown over (unless he settles, every case will prime time news so it won’t) they can say welcome back.

    Chances are he will perjure himself in one of those 24 and counting cases and then he will have to do some time.

  34. berniesarmy says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:37 pm
    Innocent until proven guilty. Yet the vast majority of people on this site vote “thumbs down” to that. Says more about the lack of integrity of people commenting than Watson’s behavior. For all of you who vote “thumbs down” to innocent until proven guilty, please move to Russia where it’s guilty until proven innocent. My God this country has lost itself
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    This isn’t a court of law and playing in the NFL is a Privilege, NOT a Right. The Real question is not if he has been proven guilty, the NFL would not be sending him to jail. The NFL is a Multi Billion dollar organization and it is up to them to decide if employing Watson, and dealing with his “Baggage” would increase, or decrease their revenue…..

  35. Ok, so if 24 women accuse someone of something we should believe them and the person should be held accountable.

    How many women are accusing Trump? 26? Wow. That seems more than 24.

  36. Jimmy should sell the team. What a ridiculous “investment”,, both on moral and financial grounds.

  37. The Browns were the gem in all this. Huge contract for nothing AND alienating the only one who can throw the ball for them this year. Swear to God you cant make this up.

  38. The paid leave until things are settled and then a suspension makes sense. Especially since he “only” makes a million dollars this year (100% set up that way thinking he would be suspended for this year), then next year it jumps to $43million. So pay him the $1M this year, suspend him next year where it will hurt a little!!

  39. Could be worse, he could be on a team that is about to have a terrible season like the Raiders.

  40. My lord and savior Deshaun Watson will get suspended one year then come back and lead the New York giants to the super bowl after Daniel jones leaves in free agency. The heroic one is here to ball and his name is Deshaun frickin Watson nerds.

  41. The Raiders clearly have terrible owner values unlike the Browns. Sorry for any confusion in my previous post.

  42. tiredofthestupid says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:54 pm
    Ok, so if 24 women accuse someone of something we should believe them and the person should be held accountable.

    How many women are accusing Trump? 26? Wow. That seems more than 24.

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    Yeah, but those women were paid, not trying to get paid.

  43. Trevor Bauer physically beat a girl and put her in the hospital. Yes is started with consent but obviously he took it to far.
    That is a very different scenario then what these women are stating.

    There is no connection between the Trevor Bauer and Deshaun Watson case.

  44. “The ignorance of the comments on this story is astounding. 24 accusations of rape?”

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    No, there aren’t 24 accusations of rape. You think he was accused of raping 24 women and the grand jury refused to indite?

  45. MNGoon says:
    June 17, 2022 at 4:03 pm
    And yet, y’all still can’t tell me what crime was he charged with.

    63529Rate This

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    The same crime Peyton Manning paid off the courts for 25 years ago.

    Sexual assault is sexual assault.

  46. KCFinfan says:
    June 17, 2022 at 4:32 pm
    Baker should hold up the double bird as he walks by Paul Brown Stadium.
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    Lol. What? Why?

  47. tiredofthestupid says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:54 pm
    Ok, so if 24 women accuse someone of something we should believe them and the person should be held accountable.

    How many women are accusing Trump? 26? Wow. That seems more than 24.
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    I have NO idea why you try to make this Political, but I’ll bite and agree with you. The NFL should NOT ALLOW Donald Trump to be employed by the Browns as their Starting Quarterback!……….smh……….

  48. craigruss says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:32 pm
    Have we all forgotten Big Ben and Ray Lewis? What were their suspensions?
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    Ray Lewis got a $250,000 fine but suspended 0 games for lying to police. I’ve always wondered how Goodell would have handled him if he were Commissioner back then.

  49. Both CBS & Fox telecasts, replays have shown the following. In the Texans vs Chiefs playoff game a few years ago, after the Texans took a 24-0 lead very early in the 2nd quarter; Mahomes is walking the sidelines telling teammates, just one play at a time. Comparatively Watson is playing air-guitar (again, early 2nd qtr of a road playoff game; has any championship QB ever done this, or even thought about doing that?) by himself on the big wide white stripe along the sidelines. Fast forward to late 3rd qtr, Chiefs are now up by 10, Mahomes is walking sideline telling teammates one play at a time, Watson is on the bench, by himself pouting. It’s all on film. Says it all. (in the regular season of that same season both teams played the Titans…in both games, very late in the game in both cases, Waston makes an incredibly dumb mental mistake but Texans barely hold onto win…Mahomes makes a very smart mental play in critical moment but Titans have a miraculous play and win game…the MSM says “look” Watson won, Mahomes lost…no, Mahomes gets it, Watson has no clue).

  50. To all the massage therapists involved in this — there’s a new word out — it’s “no.” Did ANY of you ever use that word while working on this guy?

  51. The NFL has been conducting outreach towards women for years. If Watson is seen to get a slap on the wrist, the NFL will lose all those women they’ve been courting and never get them back.

  52. He does not deserve a paid vacation. More than enough charges to impose an unpaid suspension. Let it take time. Let him appeal. To the point of his defense pointing to Snyder, Kraft, and Jones. That’s apples n oranges, even with the higher standard for owners. How can anyone reasonably compare the allegations of those three owners coming remotely close to the severity and extent of the Watson allegations?

  53. Roger Goodell should sit him down for at LEAST an hour and give a real stern look!

  54. And yet, y’all still can’t tell me what crime was he charged with.

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    2 Grand Juries didn’t indict him on criminal charges. But, Civil Charges carry a whole different burden of proof. And that is something that he is not likely to walk away from.

  55. berniesarmy says:

    June 17, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Innocent until proven guilty. Yet the vast majority of people on this site vote “thumbs down” to that. Says more about the lack of integrity of people commenting than Watson’s behavior. For all of you who vote “thumbs down” to innocent until proven guilty, please move to Russia where it’s guilty until proven innocent. My God this country has lost itself.

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    That only applies in the court of law, so maybe next time before going off on a tangent, know what you’re talking about comrade.

  56. Oh, what a tangled web they wove. The first two owners on the list directly correlate with the behavior, and the other guy had one of his right hand men spying on naked cheerleaders. He’ll get about 3 games tops if anything once the judge gets a hold of the case because there are no criminal charges.

  57. Watson said as soon as he gets through his massage, he will make a statement because he just wants to clear his name.

  58. All of these counts of sexual misconduct and just a one-year suspension? I have a feeling the browns knew the entire time that’s why it’s base salary is only 1 million this year so it won’t hurt him financially at all. Pretty sure the browns knew all along that he would be suspended only for a year and that’s why they held on to Baker

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    100% Cleveland and Watson anticipated a year suspension…otherwise why only $1 million in salary for year 1. Pathetic.

  59. ronniemundsmambo says:
    June 17, 2022 at 6:48 pm
    He does not deserve a paid vacation. More than enough charges to impose an unpaid suspension. Let it take time. Let him appeal. To the point of his defense pointing to Snyder, Kraft, and Jones. That’s apples n oranges, even with the higher standard for owners. How can anyone reasonably compare the allegations of those three owners coming remotely close to the severity and extent of the Watson allegations?

    10Rate This

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    Educated people know the difference. Kraft had sex with a willing partner.

    The argument is ludicrous.

  60. Because after a year, his having sexually abused more than 24 women will be okay.

    It will never be okay. This isn’t something that just wears off. The guy’s a serial sex offender.

    This will never be okay, NFL.

  61. I hate this so much. I love the NFL and have for almost 50 years but this might be the thing that makes me stop watching all together. Sad beyond words IF that’s all he gets.

  62. We all agree the dude is a creep and a hound. The issue I have is…for what are they suspending him? Unless there is some real evidence that he committed assault, rape, prostitution, etc. (whether civil or criminal), they are suspending him based on…allegations? The number of cases complicates his civil trials and public opinion, but they aren’t evidence in and of themselves. And if it’s some sort of “negative light” reasoning, the NFLPA is going to have a solid point about the owners. After all, Kraft is on video, committing borderline solicitation, and Snyder is obviously a disgrace. Higher standard, hmm? It’s no defense of Watson, but the NFL is going to have a hard time threading this needle.

  63. One year per woman right?

    Otherwise just one year for 50+ women abuse is a joke…

  64. As a Steeler fan never rooting for the Browns, and as a human being even less.

  65. americanhandegg says:
    June 17, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    I agree with a one year suspension. For each conviction. 22 women and counting, and you want to give a sexual predator of that magnitude a year’s suspension because he knows how to throw a football. And you think it’s a “high magnitude” punishment. Good lord.

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    THIS is how this needs to be looked at.

    For doing something far less worse than this to one person, players have been suspended for multiple games. Watson did this to at least 24 women.

    A single one of the accusations against him is suspension-worthy, and this is TWENTY-FOUR of them.

  66. Twenty four game suspension and he has to change his uniform number to 24 (or whatever the final number comes to).

  67. I don’t know what happened but it seems pretty peculiar that an innocent massage therapist wouldn’t find it a bit odd that someone would want to fly them in for a regular massage in a hotel room in the city where the client lives.

  68. One year would probably crush the Browns. Would Mayfield play or give the Browns his middle finger and really stick it to them like he should.
    The Browns best play would be to trade Mayfield for a suitable QB before training camp while they can get some value.

  69. craigruss says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:32 pm
    Have we all forgotten Big Ben and Ray Lewis? What were their suspensions?

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    Ben got 4 games for allegations made by 2 women. So if you do the math, Watson should get a 48 game suspension for 24 women. I’d say Watson’s getting off easy.

  70. Considering the allegations,one year is way too little. The guy is a serial predator.Way to give yourself another black eye,NFL.

  71. Still confused. Couldn’t each incident be considered a violation of the league personal conduct policy? So shouldn’t the punishment be based on each incident in which the league feels that Watson violated the personal conduct policy?

  72. If Gruden lost his job over words, Watson should be band from football for physical assault on multiple people… Oh the atrocities some are allowed to get a pass on because they are somehow ‘different’!

  73. Any suspension with no conviction, without charges even being filed, with nothing but accusations at this point is completely and utterly unacceptable.

  74. How is it that Calvin Ridley is suspended indefinitely with hardly a peep and the NFL is bending over backwards to figure out how to suspend him for a year.

    Seems to me, the NFL should do what it thinks best and let the massage towels fall where they may.

  75. Let Josh Dobbs play. He’s better than Watson or Mayfield. Just give him a chance. Let him play the whole season. Everyone will be surprised. I remember back when Kurt Warner was bouncing around and nobody really ever gave him a chance. They had no idea. Nobody did. In Warner’s case it took an injury. Something like that will surely happen again. Dobbs hasn’t scratched the surface, yet he’s looked like he belongs. He’ll get much better, still. There’s only one way to find out if a guy can win. Believe me, the Rams were not happy when Trent Green went down, and they had to play Warner.

  76. h8inc73 says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:37 pm
    Mayfield should show up for camp and play nice until the day before the season starts. Then holdout for 10 games. Come back just in time to acquire enough service time to qualify for free agency next year. Just give them the middle finger.
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    These comments on Baker are the best. I’m sure he has your vengeance on his mind, however he really needs a solid year of play time to secure a long term contract or 3 years at minimum. If not, he heads for the career backup rotation.

  77. I wonder if Watson will get credit for time already served. He was after all pretty much suspended all last season. I know in reality that won’t happen which means the biggest question of all is whether he will come back and play at the level he did before? Especially if his suspension is for the 2022 season. Having two years off consecutively may be very difficult to overcome. Sadly for the Cleveland fans your owner (and the FO) has pretty much blown their chance to make the team playoff capable and SB possible. They should’ve made a trade with Seattle for Russell Wilson. Should of sent them Baker, two firsts and a third for RW. They’d be serious contenders this year.

  78. Being handcuffed to an average at best QB who has sat out for 2 years is the most Browns is the Browns thing to ever happen.

  79. evildave says:
    June 17, 2022 at 5:23 pm
    Trevor Bauer was suspended by MLB for 2 years and literally didn’t do anything criminal.

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    Can you see the difference between Trevor Bauer and Deshaun Jackson?

  80. How long did the PGA suspend Eldrick Woods for traveling with prostitutes’ from PGA match to match ??

  81. I really don’t want to hear about the league getting tough with him with zero criminal charges the Pats owner walked away from a similar massage parlor scandal with zero consequences and the Dolphins are being sued in court for racial discrimination! I’m not even going to mention the Brown’s owner fraud against the truck drivers that was never punished! If he goes after Watson with no actual criminal charges he has to do something about these owners with all of these proven infractions on their record!

    if you dont see a difference between the kraft and watson cases, your parents must be brother asnd sister or neice and unclr. Kraft didnt bust one on an unsuspecting woman, quite the opposite. He literally went there for that act paid them and consented. Watson just furiously spanking while burning a hole through these ladies w his eyes and asking where you want me to shoot it.

    Youre guaranteed to be just like him. Ill bert you keep GHB in your jacket pocket.

    go away cold case waiting to happen.

  82. This guy is a predator, pure and simple. And has no remorse. It makes me wonder where he is getting his messages from now, because I bet he is still getting them from someone somewhere.

  83. Keep it simple. One game suspension per sexual misconduct case. If more women continue to come forward, the suspension grows longer. As of now, that would make the suspension around one and a half seasons.

  84. With more and more cases coming to light and the Baker Mayfield situation, the odds of me starting at quarterback for the Browns this year keep increasing dramatically……. 😉

  85. “And yet, y’all still can’t tell me what crime was he charged with.”
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    Quarterback Deshaun Watson is the subject of 24 civil suits that accuse him of coercive and lewd sexual behavior, with two that allege sexual assault.

  86. “..He’s been convicted of nothing yet will be punished , suspended and sentenced on alligations . ???..”

    That’s exactly what they did to Roethlisberger,

  87. He should be available to play week one absent criminal convictions.

    Civil cases should have no bearing on his playing status. Civil cases do not come with a verdict at the end of them that says Guilty or Not Guilty… this is lost on most.
    Being found Liable or Not Liable in a Civil case with a 51 percent degree of certainty in or against your favor is not a determination of guilt or innocence.

  88. The amount of people that think Baker has anything to do with anything explains the lack of intelligence seen here. Even if Watson is unjustly suspended, it changes nothing with Baker.

  89. Bob Smith says:
    June 17, 2022 at 9:34 pm
    Still confused. Couldn’t each incident be considered a violation of the league personal conduct policy

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    If the league suspended every player who paid for sex then they wouldn’t be able to field enough teams to play the games

  90. As disturbing as Watson is, the people commenting on social media in support of him, that’s clearly the bigger problem. What has happened to decent society? You people supporting Watson, how do you live with yourselves? Are you able to look in the mirror? Oh, so because he wasn’t indicted, that’s enough for you? OJ, was acquitted, do any of you actually think he didn’t kill two people? Really? Maybe you shouldn’t make our vaunted justice system the end all, because it isn’t. Mr Watson is a very dangerous sexual predator, and due to his wealth he feels it’s ok. So do some of you.

  91. My God I cannot believe I have to point this out to people here. Yes, this is NOT a court of law, but “innocent until proven guilty” is the American way. Or are you okay with your employer canning you based on false allegations someone makes against you? And then you cannot get another job based on those false allegations. Again, CANNOT believe I have to point this out to people. In America you are innocent until proven guilty. Has nothing to do with a court of law. Really think we have a failed education system in this country.

  92. Watson has not yet been charged with a “crime.” But our culture no longer tolerates predatory behavior by men towards women. Trevor Bauer getting a 2 year suspension without committing a “crime” has now set the bar for professional athletes. I don’t know what happened in these massage rooms, but the HBO special certainly does not help Watson. When a person intentionally manipulates a circumstance to abuse power in a way that protects them from getting caught — and you get caught. Well, those actions alone speak for themselves. But who knows what the NFL will do…

  93. If Deshawn Watson wants to pay for sex ,he should have just flown over to Amersterdam for crying out loud.

  94. berniesarmy says:
    June 18, 2022 at 6:21 pm
    My God I cannot believe I have to point this out to people here. Yes, this is NOT a court of law, but “innocent until proven guilty” is the American way. Or are you okay with your employer canning you based on false allegations someone makes against you?
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    This is not “false allegations someONE makes against you. This is 24 someONES making allegations against you, BIG DIFFERENCE…….smh……

  95. Dear Badthing03:

    READ. Please. READ the sworn affidavits from the majority of the womens’ friends and family accusing THEM of doing a money grab. Or is reading too hard for you and you just like to believe what you’re told? SMH. Again, FAILED education system. Research and read. Don’t let media outlets do it for you. My God. I’m not saying Watson is innocent or guilty. Simply saying READ both sides before drawing a conclusion. THAT is all I’m saying. It is all PUBLIC RECORD. Don’t be a sheep. Be an individual who thinks.

    Peace Bro.

  96. MNGoon says:
    June 17, 2022 at 4:03 pm
    And yet, y’all still can’t tell me what crime was he charged with.
    ======================

    And Zeke wasn’t charged with a crime and his accuser even admitted to lying and he still got a 6 game suspension so given those FACTS so for 24 cases and counting Watson should get no less than 2yrs!

    Also I think they should let him play this season so he doesn’t get away with a measly $1,000,000 loss of pay, then start the suspension next year when the big money years kick in, that’d be a $110,000,000 loss of pay and send a message across the entire NFL that they’ll hear LOUD & CLEAR!

  97. The name Josh Gordon comes to mind….and didn’t he just fail drug tests for smoking weed?

    Man, if my company paid me for 2 years and I didn’t have to come to the office!?!? Doesn’t sound like punishment to me at all.

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