The NFL owners wanted a year….
They got two times up at bat (arbitration ) and now a deal…..
That Cleveland Brown’s money FOR HIM keeps getting Smaller …..
Now, with Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, would the Browns consider another major quarterback deal?
On Thursday, the NFL and NFLPA reached a settlement on discipline for Watson, which includes a $5 million fine and a mandatory evaluation by behavioral experts that included an order to follow their suggested treatment program. The settlement took the decision out of the hands of Peter C. Harvey, who was overseeing the NFL’s appeal.
Disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson initially handed Watson the six-game suspension on Aug. 1, finding that he, among other violations, had committed sexual assault during massage sessions.
The NFL argued the penalty wasn’t enough for what Robinson termed “predatory” and “egregious” behavior and appealed the decision. Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed Harvey, a former New Jersey attorney general, to rule on the appeal. Ultimately, the league and the NFLPA reached a settlement.
Now that the Watson suspension is official, Cleveland faces a quarterback quandary with only two real options at this point, according to sources….