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NFL star handed new punishment in sexual misconduct scandal

Posted On: Oct 6, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

NFL star handed new punishment in sexual misconduct scandal

Deshaun Watson's NFL suspension has been nearly doubled following appeal
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will be suspended for the first 11 games of the upcoming NFL season and pay a fine of $5 million after his sexual misconduct ban was extended following an appeal.
Watson, who signed the largest contract in NFL history earlier this year when he inked a five-year, $230 million guaranteed deal with the Browns following his move from the Houston Texans, had initially been suspended for a term of six games with no financial penalty following accusations of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct related to incidents with various massage therapists during his time with the Texans.
Despite being cleared of criminal charges, Watson was subjected to 24 civil cases from alleged victims - 23 of which are now settled - and former US district Judge Sue L Robinson, who was appointed to oversee the case by NFL and the NFL Players' Association, handed down the initial six-game ban.

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