The NFL suspended Deshaun Watson for 11 games after the league determined he violated the personal conduct policy because they believed the allegations against him by 20 massage therapists were credible.
Al Michaels was on the call on Thursday night as the Browns played the Steelers and attempted to address Watson’s actions but ended up making a bizarre comment that angered fans.
After sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung reported on the Watson case, Michaels blurted out, “if 230 million guaranteed doesn’t motivate you to do the things you need to do, then I give up.”
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) September 23, 2022
Al Michaels covered the Deshaun Watson story exactly like I expected he would and I'm still disappointed
— Alex Czarnik (@czarnika) September 23, 2022
Hey, Al Michaels, how about saying HOW Deshaun Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy. You know, by assaulting 26 women.
— David Sibley (@davidsibley) September 23, 2022
My favorite part was how Al Michaels cited $230m as the reason why DeShaun Watson should do what's right.
— Quagmire (@Quagmire702) September 23, 2022
Paraphrasing here…Al Michaels basically saying 230 million should make Watson obey the browns massage therapy scheduling was a kind of odd
— Joe (@BuffaloWins) September 23, 2022
What a truly insensitive comment from Al Michaels about the Deshaun Watson situation. And yet it won't be the last. Educate yourselves or just don't talk. It's so exhausting all the time.
— Ashley Colley (@ashleycolley) September 23, 2022
Hey Al Michaels, why don't you mention WHY Deshaun Watson is on suspension?
— 🇺🇲 ☕ LM✌️🇨🇦 (@shayne571) September 23, 2022