Deshaun Watson has agreed to a deal with the NFL and will serve an 11-game suspension and pay a $5 million fine rather than risk missing his first season as the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. the situation.
Watson was accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women while playing for the Houston Texans. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday in revealing the agreement between Watson and the league, which had tried to ban him for at least a year for violating his personal conduct policy.
The settlement ends months of bickering between Watson’s legal team, the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
As part of the deal, Watson could return for the Browns’ Dec. 4 game in Houston.