Browns' Deshaun Watson willing to accept more significant suspension from NFL ahead preseason debut: report

Aug 12, 2022

Deshaun Watson will take the field for the first time since 2020 when he makes his debut for the Cleveland Brown’s preseason exhibition on Friday night, but with an appeal of his six-game suspension still looming, Watson is willing to meet the NFL somewhere in the middle, according to one report.

The NFL was initially seeking at least a one-year suspension for the former Houston Texans quarterback after 24 women accused him of sexual assault; however, an independent disciplinary officer, jointly appointed by the league and the NFLPA, settled on a six-game suspension with no fine.

Now, as the NFL appeals that decision over evidence that commissioner Roger Goodell said proved "predatory behavior" from Watson, the embattled quarterback is willing to agree to a more significant punishment.

Source: Fox Sports