Report: NFL offers Watson 12-game suspension, nearly $10 million in fines
Watson’s suspension – excluding fines – was for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following more than 20 allegations of sexual misconduct, including an allegation of assault, stemming from visits with dozens of massage therapists. It was announced on Sunday evening that the players’ union will “stay close“rule and urge the NFL to do the same.
The federation has until Thursday to appeal the suspension.
Watson was traded to the Browns in March and signed a five-year, $230 million deal with his new team. He has been sidelined for the entire 2021 season after allegations surfaced.
Watson’s scheduled debut season will be Week 7 on the road against the Baltimore Ravens on October 23.