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Deshaun Watson’s lawyer: Trevor Bauer suspension “has no logical connection” to Watson

When Major League Baseball suspended Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for two full seasons based on allegations of off-field sexual misconduct, the harsh punishment caused some to wonder whether it would prompt the NFL to impose an even greater suspension on Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson than the six-to-eight game ban that many in league circles have [more]

Deshaun Watson’s lawyer says “no settlement talks are in the offing”

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson still faces 22 civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. At one point last year, 18 of the cases were ready to be settled; currently, none are.Lawyer Rusty Hardin told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that “no settlement talks are in the offing.”If the [more]

Deshaun Watson’s lawyer “not optimistic” about HBO’s treatment of the case

On Tuesday night, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel will debut a story that includes interviews with “several” of the women accusing Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, does not have high expectations for the finished product.“I don’t know what it’s going to be like, but [more]

Deshaun Watson’s lawyer expects to hear something from NFL in June

The clock is ticking on the NFL, when it comes to the possible imposition of discipline on Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. And Watson’s camp has an idea as to when the process may get started.“We should know what their position is initially sometime in June, and then everybody will figure out if there’s going to [more]

Texans cut Jimmy Moreland

The Texans are closing out the week by parting ways with a cornerback.According to multiple reports, the Texans waived cornerback Jimmy Moreland on Friday.Moreland joined the team as a waiver claim last September. He had been a seventh-round pick in Washington in 2019 and spent his first two seasons with the NFC East club.He appeared [more]

Several Deshaun Watson accusers sit for interview with HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

As the NFL moves inevitably toward deciding whether to suspend Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for some or all of the 2022 season, or whether to wait until the 22 civil lawsuits pending against him have resolved, some of his accusers will be speaking out.“Several” of the women who have accused Watson of sexual misconduct during [more]

Why doesn’t the NFL use a Disciplinary Officer for owner misconduct?

In an effort to inject some degree of independence to the procedure for discipling players, the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed in 2020 to appoint a Disciplinary Officer. (The independence is limited, however, by the fact that the Commissioner retains final say over any appeal.)As it relates to non-players, there is no such independence.Although [more]

Browns cut Reggie Robinson with failed physical

The Browns claimed cornerback Reggie Robinson off waivers from the Texans. They waived Robinson with a failed physical designation Thursday.Robinson entered the league as a fourth-round choice of the Cowboys in 2020. He played five games for the team as a rookie, seeing action on 65 special teams snaps, and made one tackle.He spent all [more]

NFL’s betting partners surely would like to have a Deshaun Watson decision, too

Beyond the Browns, their opponents, and their fans, there’s another key constituency that would like to know whether quarterback Deshaun Watson will miss any, some, or all of the games to be played in 2022.The NFL’s seven sports betting partners.They want to take bets. They want to make money from taking bets. With Watson’s status [more]

Testifying under oath, Deshaun Watson admits Ashley Solis cried at end of massage

Barring one or more settlements, Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson eventually will stand trial in 22 different cases with 22 different juries regarding claims made by 22 different massage therapists.Last week, Watson testified in one of the pre-trial depositions that a massage ended with the therapist crying, according to Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today. Watson also [more]

Recent shoulder surgery would complicate a potential Drew Brees return

While it’s still unclear from a Sunday night tweet whether future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees is truly thinking about coming back to football (one more tweet could clear it up quickly), there’s one specific complication to any desire to play football.As noted by Peter King in his latest Football Morning in America column, [more]

Clock is ticking on NFL’s Deshaun Watson decision

Whatever the NFL does when it comes to Deshaun Watson, it presumably needs to get it done before Week One.Step one, the reported meeting with Watson that will happen this week. Step two, under the league’s new procedure as of 2020, the NFL proposes a punishment, if any.Step three, the Disciplinary Officer investigates, prosecutes, likely [more]

Texans agree to terms with first-round choice Kenyon Green

The Texans have agreed to terms with first-round choice Kenyon Green on a four-year, $15.9 million deal that is fully guaranteed, Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 reports.Houston selected Green 15th overall, the second of its three first-round choices.He is the eighth of the team’s nine draft picks to agree to terms. Only third-round linebacker [more]

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