Cleveland Browns star quarterback status Deshon Watson for the 2022 NFL season remains in the air. Watson, acquired by Browns from Houston Texas in March, is reported to be doing so soon will face a total of 26 active civil cases in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct during massage sessions, and the NFL is expected to remove him for part or all of the upcoming campaign, although he has repeatedly maintained his innocence and has two grand juries refuses to charge him.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio dropped a bomb when he did reported on Thursday, the NFL Players’ Association, which will defend Watson against any league ban, is “preparing for a league recommendation for an” unprecedented “penalty” on the issue. Florio suggested an update on friday and explained that a source said there was “a way out for everyone” as it concerned a “negotiated solution” between the league and the union.
“To accept punishment, Watson must be willing to admit that he did something he should not have done. To date, he has not wanted to do that,” Florio wrote.
Florio added: “The union expects the league to propose an unprecedented suspension, with the understanding that it will be reduced on appeal.
Despite Watson’s availability this fall, Texans general manager Nick Caserio has made it clear Thursday that Brown could not cancel the March trade. Florio agreed with this assessment and said that “nothing can be done at this time.”
Brown, meanwhile said still be Watson’s all-in.