NFL suspends Deshaun Watson 6 games for personal conduct violations
Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, was suspended by the NFL on Monday for six games for misconduct.
The judgment was made following an inquiry by the NFL into several women who sued Watson in civil
court before he reached settlements with all but one of them, including Ashley Solis, the first accuser to
go public. Independent hearing officer Sue L. Robinson made the decision. Watson's massage clients
accused the quarterback of sexual misbehavior or sexual assault.
On October 23, during Week 7's game against the Baltimore Ravens, Watson will be able to rejoin the Browns.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that Watson must now get all of his massages from Browns team
therapists as part of the ruling. Watson's "pattern of activity" was deemed to be "egregious" by Robinson,
but according to Pelissero, it was "nonviolent sexual conduct."