Deshaun Watson is finally showing remorse for his actions to the over 20 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.
Two weeks ago, NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson said one of the factors in her decision to suspend Watson for six games was his lack of remorse for his actions.
8. Judge Robinson found two "aggravating factors": Deshaun Watson's expressed lack of remorse and his tardy notice to the NFL as to the first lawsuit. "Mitigating factors" were his status as first-time offender and his "excellent reputation" prior to this events.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 1, 2022
Hours before his first preseason game in nearly two years, Watson told CBS Sports’ Aditi Kinkhabwala that he was “truly sorry to the women who that I’ve impacted in this situation.”
“I’m truly sorry to all the women that I’ve impacted in this situation. (There are) decisions that I made in my life that put me in this position I would definitely like to have back.” – @deshaunwatson before he got on the #Browns team bus today.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) August 12, 2022
Deshaun spoke with Aditi Kinkhabwala ahead of starting tonight's game in Jacksonville. pic.twitter.com/9kuHxI9ULh
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 12, 2022
Watson is currently awaiting a final decision on his suspension appeal from NFL, who are looking to increase his suspension from six games.