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Texans fined $175,000 and lose draft pick for salary cap infraction involving former QB Deshaun Watson

Mar 10, 2023

Even though Deshaun Watson is no longer with their organization, the Houston Texans are still being punished for a salary cap infraction involving their former quarterback.

The NFL has fined the team $175,000 and will take away their 2023 fifth-round pick after they failed to report a payment to Watson.

The Texans were paying Watson $26,777 during the 2020 offseason to use a local facility while theirs was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The team thinks they were given no salary cap advantage, but the league says "pursuant to the salary cap requirements in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, clubs must report any player compensation or benefit."

Houston said they "understand" the money "should have been charged instead to the player salaries," but still disagree with the discipline.

Source: Fox News

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