BEREA, Ohio (WSPA) — The NFL and the league’s player’s association have agreed that Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve an 11-game suspension, reports state.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter also reported that Watson will also be fined $5 million, which will go to charity.
The news comes after a jointly appointed judge ruled that Watson did violate the NFL’s personal conduct policy and should serve a six-game suspension. The league subsequently appealed the decision and now has come to an agreement with the NFLPA and the official 11-game suspension. The agreement still needs to be signed.
Watson was accused of sexual assault and sexual misconduct by over two dozen women over the course of more than a year.
The league’s press release can be viewed here.
He can return to action in the Browns’ game at the Houston Texans, his former team, on December 4.