Deshaun Watson got a hero’s welcome after the NFL announced he was being suspended for six games.
On Monday morning, the NFL’s disciplinary officer revealed that she had decided to suspend Watson for six games because she felt that his behavior was “nonviolent” when he was accused of sexual harassment by 22 women.
Judge Sue L. Robinson’s decision says Deshaun Watson’s “pattern of behavior was egregious,” but notes that behavior was “nonviolent sexual conduct” in explaining the decision to suspend him six games, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 1, 2022
After the suspension was revealed, Watson got a standing ovation from Browns fans at practice.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) August 1, 2022
Fans would later rush toward Watson to get his autograph.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) August 1, 2022
Watson could still receive a lengthy suspension if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell overrides the disciplinary officer’s decision.