Defending Super Bowl champion Rams open season as underdogs
Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams will raise their Super Bowl banner Thursday night before kicking off the NFL season at home where they became the second straight team to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy in their own stadium.
QB Deshaun Watson leaves Browns as NFL suspension begins
Cleveland starting quarterback Deshaun Watson began serving his NFL suspension for alleged sexual misconduct Tuesday, a punishment that will keep him away from the Browns until Oct. 10. Watson, who was placed on the reserve/suspended by commissioner list before practice, was spotted leaving the team's facility and driving away a little after 3 p.m. EDT. A three-time Pro Bowler with Houston, Watson will miss 11 games, pay a $5 million fine and must undergo mandatory treatment and counseling before he can be reinstated.news.yahoo.com
Single lawsuit last remaining legal issue for Deshaun Watson
The only remaining legal issue still pending for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is one unsettled lawsuit now that he and the NFL have agreed on an 11-game suspension and a $5 million fine as part of a settlement related to sexual misconduct allegations.
NFL, Deshaun Watson agree to 11-game suspension after sexual harassment allegations
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns takes off his helmet during Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on August 09, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. The NFL and NFL Players Association settled on an 11-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, the league announced on Thursday. Watson initially received a six-game suspension, but, according to NBC Sports, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushed for a full-season suspension and a $5 million fine because of Watson's "predatory behavior." Watson, who was traded to Cleveland in March, had 24 lawsuits filed against him from women alleging sexual harassment during massage treatments. I take accountability for the decisions I made," Watson said in a statement Thursday.cnbc.com
League sources: Deshaun Watson suspension increased to 11 games, $5 million fine
In one of the most significant disciplinary rulings in NFL history, Cleveland Browns star quarterback Deshaun Watson’s suspension was increased to 11 games with a $5 million fine in a settlement negotiated by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
Browns backup QB Brissett moves into Watson's starting spot
Jacoby Brissett has jumped ahead of Deshaun Watson on Cleveland's depth chart. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Brissett will take the majority of snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense starting Sunday, a move necessitated by Watson's pending suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy for sexual misconduct allegations. Watson, who made his debut with the Browns by starting Friday's exhibition win over Jacksonville, has been the No. 1 quarterback throughout training camp.news.yahoo.com
Watson apologizes, then struggles in Browns preseason debut
Deshaun Watson apologized before his preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns and then got an earful from opposing fans. Watson apologized Friday “to all the women I have impacted” after being accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. Potentially facing a year-long suspension, Watson publicly expressed remorse and contrition for the first time since he was accused of sexually harassing or assaulting the women during therapy sessions in 2020 and 2021.news.yahoo.com
AP source: Watson willing to accept 8-game suspension, fine
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson would accept an eight-game suspension and $5 million fine to avoid missing the entire season, a person familiar with his defense told The Associated Press on Thursday. Watson, who is facing a potential year-long ban for sexual misconduct, would agree to a lesser penalty in a settlement, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case. The biggest question is whether the NFL would make this compromise.news.yahoo.com
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says appeal of Deshaun Watson suspension ‘right thing to do’
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he feels the league needed to keep pushing for a year-long suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his “egregious” and “predatory behavior” toward women.
Browns in limbo while QB Deshaun Watson's saga shifts again
When owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam returned from Houston in March with Deshaun Watson under contract, the Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback — a fruitless 20-year odyssey — appeared to be over. The NFL's decision to appeal the six-game suspension for Watson handed down by independent arbiter Sue L. Robinson, who ruled he violated the league's personal conduct policy, has left the Browns in limbo and potentially considering other QB options for the 2022 season. Only days ago, the Browns, who have started a league-high 32 quarterbacks since their 1999 expansion rebirth and traded former No. 1 overall pick and four-year starter Baker Mayfield to Carolina last month, were prepared to be minus Watson for less than half this season.news.yahoo.com
Attorney Tony Buzbee urges Roger Goodell to ‘do the right thing’ on Deshaun Watson
A lawyer representing two dozen women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault or harassment says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a chance to “do the right thing” now that the league has appealed a six-game suspension for the quarterback.
Attorney urges Goodell to 'do the right thing' on Watson
A lawyer representing two dozen women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault or harassment said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a chance to “do the right thing” now that the league has appealed a six-game suspension for the Cleveland Browns quarterback. ... Mr. Goodell, what will you do?news.yahoo.com
Former attorney general to hear appeal of Watson suspension
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has chosen former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to hear the appeal of the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson was suspended this week by independent disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, who concluded he violated the league's personal conduct policy after being accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women in Texas. The league, which had been pushing for an indefinite suspension for Watson, wanted further discipline and appealed Robinson's ruling on Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson
A person familiar with the filing told The Associated Press that the NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a fine in appealing a disciplinary officer’s decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns quarterback Watson
The NFL is appealing a disciplinary officer’s decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, giving Commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates authority to impose a stiffer penalty. Former federal judge Sue L. Robinson issued her ruling Monday after Watson was accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments while he played for the Houston Texans. In her 16-page report, Robinson described Watson's behavior as “more egregious than any before reviewed by the NFL."news.yahoo.com
"You're seeing the league be a little less afraid" : Why punishing the Miami Dolphins owner sends a message in the NFL
The Dolphins will forfeit a first-round selection in the 2023 NFL draft and a third-round selection in the 2024 draft. The team's owner is suspended through Oct. 17 and will have to pay a $1.5 million fine.cbsnews.com
Primaries test Trump's hold on Republican Party
Voters in five states are picking their party's nominees for November's midterm elections. In Arizona, dueling Republican candidates backed by former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence are once again exposing divisions. Ed O'Keefe has the latest.news.yahoo.com
Browns QB Watson suspended 6 games, NFL weighs appeal
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games after being accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments, in what a disciplinary officer said was behavior “more egregious than any before reviewed by the NFL.”.
Deshaun Watson gets muted reaction at Browns' open practice
Deshaun Watson sprinted onto the field to a light round of cheers Saturday at the Cleveland Browns' first open practice of training camp. The noticeably muted reaction reflected the uncertainty surrounding Cleveland’s controversial new quarterback. Watson was the focal point as the Browns worked out in front of a near-capacity crowd at their suburban headquarters.news.yahoo.com
Cooper catches on with Browns, quickly connects with Watson
In his short time with Deshaun Watson, Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper has gained an appreciation for the quarterback's skills. Cooper's impressed with Watson as a runner, passer and playmaker. "He can do everything,” Cooper said Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Lawyer: 30 women settle Watson-related claims against Texans
An attorney representing 30 women who have accused the Houston Texans of turning a blind eye to allegations that Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions says they have settled their legal claims against the team.
30 women alleging sexual misconduct against Deshaun Watson settle claims with Houston Texans organization
All of the women who have made, or intended to make, claims against the Houston Texans organization for its alleged role involving the reported sexually misconduct of former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson have resolved their claims, Houston attorney Tony Buzbee announced Friday. The terms of the settlements, to include the amounts paid each, are confidential.
Watson settles lawsuits, the week in politics, and the loss of the Shamrock Hotel (June 22, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Wednesday's show: Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is settling 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits women have filed accusing him of sexual assault and harassment. Also we discuss the week in politics and reflect on how the loss of the Shamrock Hotel changed historic preservation in Houston.houstonpublicmedia.org