Deshaun Watson is lastly coming face-to-face with the results of his “alleged” crimes.
In accordance with ESPN, the Cleveland Browns record-breaking wage quarterback might be suspended for 11 video games and pay a $5 million tremendous for violation of the league’s private conduct coverage within the context of 25 accusations of sexual assault. Watson has already settled lawsuits with all 25 ladies and this suspension places a interval on the case that has been looming for 2 years now.
Final week, Watson made a determined try to keep away from the sort of suspension by publicly, vaguely, and disingenuously “apologizing” to “all ladies” who had been “affected” or “triggered” by his unnamed actions. Immediately, within the aftermath of the breaking information, right here’s what Watson needed to say:
The Browns group additionally launched the next nugatory tweet.
Along with the suspension and tremendous, Watson will bear necessary behavioral evaluations by skilled therapists. Although he staunchly maintains his innocence, this course of punishment consists of many hoops of fireplace to leap via for somebody who *air quotes* did completely nothing fallacious *finish air quotes*.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell additionally launched a press release relating to this case.
“Deshaun has dedicated to doing the arduous work on himself that’s needed for his return to the NFL,” commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned in a press release. “This settlement requires compliance with an expert analysis and remedy plan, a big tremendous, and a extra substantial suspension. We’re grateful to Decide Robinson and Peter Harvey for his or her efforts in addressing these issues, which laid the muse for reaching this conclusion.”
In her preliminary ruling, Decide Sue L. Robinson described Watson’s conduct as “egregious and predatory” based mostly on the details that had been offered to her. For anybody left defending Watson in opposition to these accusations, the query must be, would you acquiesce to the sort of extreme punishment in case your “good” title was being “attacked”? Would you forgo any semblance of innocence simply to…play soccer?