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First lawsuit against Texans hints that “at least thirty different women” may have had their rights violated by Deshaun Watson

One of the biggest questions regarding the Deshaun Watson situation relates to the vague possibility that the 24 lawsuits filed against Watson will continue to expand. How many claims will there eventually be?A strong hint appears in the first lawsuit against the Texans as a result of Watson’s behavior.From page two of the petition filed [more]

How independent is the NFL’s new Disciplinary Officer?

In 2020, the NFL and NFL Players Association changed the process under the Personal Conduct Policy for determining the punishment imposed on a player who allegedly has violated its terms. Here’s what didn’t change — the Commissioner still has final say over whatever is done, as long as the new Disciplinary Officer imposes any discipline [more]

Texans are sued for enabling Deshaun Watson’s alleged misconduct

When the news broke last week that Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson had reached settlements in 20 of the 24 civil cases pending against him, many wondered whether attorney Tony Buzbee would proceed with his vow to sue the Texans for their alleged role in enabling Watson’s alleged misconduct. An answer has arrived, in the form [more]

If Deshaun Watson is suspended for the full year, who’ll play quarterback for the Browns?

But for the fact that the Browns haven’t burned but obliterated their bridge with Baker Mayfield, they’d have a quick and easy replacement for Deshaun Watson, if he’s suspended for all of 2022. However, the Browns have managed to completely alienate Mayfield, who surely won’t be inclined to return to the team as the one-year [more]

In settlement talks with Deshaun Watson, NFL insisted on a suspension of at least one year

On Tuesday, the hearing regarding the potential discipline of Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will commence. It could still, in theory, settle before the proceedings begin.For that to happen, the NFL would have to dramatically change its current position.Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal, who reported last night that the league will push for an [more]

A full-season suspension would push Deshaun Watson’s entire contact back by a year

Much was made of the fact that the Browns gave Deshaun Watson a base salary for 2022 of only $1 million, given that the approach would reduce dramatically the financial consequences of, for example, a six- or eight-game suspension. If Watson misses all of 2022, it doesn’t matter.A full-season suspension by rule would toll Watson’s [more]

Report: NFL seeks indefinite suspension of Deshaun Watson, lasting at least one year

A slow Saturday on the NFL calendar has picked up considerably.With the NFL knowing that coverage of all things Deshaun Watson is unavoidable, the league steered the emergence of reports into a window where they could be less noticed.And here we are. At 6:05 p.m. ET, the Wall Street Journal posted an item from Andrew [more]

Report: Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing due to start Tuesday

Why bother dumping bad news into a Friday afternoon in late June when it can instead be buried close to five o’clock on a Saturday?At a time when many were waiting for the NFL to initiate the process of disciplining Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson under the Personal Conduct Policy by proposing a significant suspension that [more]

What happens with the four remaining cases against Deshaun Watson?

Last October, then-Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson could have settled all but four of the civil lawsuits pending against him. He wanted to resolve all of them or none of them.This week, Watson reached a tentative settlement with all but four of the individuals who have sued him for sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. So [more]

Negotiated suspension of Deshaun Watson seems very unlikely at this point

The NFL, the NFL Players Association, and Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson reportedly were discussing the terms of a negotiated suspension under the Personal Conduct Policy. Those talks reportedly “fell apart.” It’s not believed that they’ll be put back together.Per a league source, the current expectation is that the NFL will propose a suspension on Watson, [more]

Will the Texans still face litigation over Deshaun Watson?

It was either a hollow threat or a solemn promise. For now, it’s looking as if it were the former.On June 8, attorney Tony Buzbee said he “will be joining” the Texans as defendants to the pending lawsuits against Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. Not “might be” or “could be” or “should be,” but “will be.”Earlier [more]

Report: Settlement talks between NFL, NFLPA, and Deshaun Watson “fell apart”

Last week, we pointed out that a negotiated resolution of Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s discipline was possible, but not likely. The problem was that Watson, as of last week, was determined to clear his name.With Watson settling 20 of the 24 cases pending against him, that possibly will lay the foundation for a settlement between [more]

Kevin Stefanski: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah had a good offseason

While much of the offseason conversation on the Browns has centered around their offense, the team’s defense has a chance to be its strength in 2022.Second-year linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah could be a significant factor for the unit.Cleveland selected Owusu-Koramoah in the second round of last year’s draft. He appeared in 14 games with 10 starts [more]

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