He has been in the news since the alleged sexual misconduct cases against him surfaced.
As of writing, there are 24 cases of that nature filed against him.
But Watson got some reprieve when it was decided that he wouldn’t face criminal charges.
Otherwise, he could do some jail time, which jeopardizes his NFL career.
Furthermore, the Pro Bowl quarterback has diminished the open cases against him, as shared by NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe.
Browns QB Deshaun Watson has settled 20 of 24 cases against him with women alleging he committed sexual misconduct, lawyer Tony Buzbee who represents the women says in a statement noting the terms will remain confidential.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) June 21, 2022
Wolfe tweeted, “Browns QB Deshaun Watson has settled 20 of 24 cases against him with women alleging he committed sexual misconduct, lawyer Tony Buzbee who represents the women says in a statement noting the terms will remain confidential.”
For now, he has four cases left to clear.
However, more people might come out and prolong his legal woes.
But even if he ends up settling all cases, the NFL should not take it lightly on him.
He might have evaded criminal charges but having him play wouldn’t be good for the league’s reputation.
Having him take the field will create much distraction and protest in every city where he plays.
Fans of the opposing team will also bring up this period in his life to throw him off his game.
The NFL Will Likely Still Suspend Watson
Watson signed a five-year, $230 million fully-guaranteed deal with the Browns.
However, he will get a base salary of only $1 million in 2022.
Still, the league can bestow an iron hand regarding Watson because doing away with him may be best for business.
Therefore, the NFL may suspend Watson for the entire 2022 season.
After what he dealt with, it isn’t justifiable to have him on the field for the full season.