Deshaun Watson’s attorneys offer evidence to undermine lawsuit

11:39 PM ET John Close Joined ESPN in June 2003 Winner: 2013 Peabody Award; 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award/Video Investigative Reporting Covers breaking news, investigative pieces and human interest features Attorneys for Deshaun Watson filed a series of court exhibits Monday, which they’ve offered as evidence to undermine allegations from the latest woman to … Read more

Judge gives new Deshaun Watson plaintiff 24 hours to give name

Judge Rabeea Sultan Collier ruled Monday that the plaintiff who filed a civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson last week has 24 hours to amend her petition to include her name if she wants to go forward with the suit. The ruling was made in an emergency hearing held in the 113th District Court in Harris … Read more

Suspended QB Deshaun Watson returns to Browns facility

BEREA, Ohio — Quarterback Deshaun Watson returned to the Cleveland Browns‘ training facility on Monday. Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy by committing sexual assault on massage therapists, as defined by the NFL. He is serving an 11-game suspension but can now participate in team meetings, meet individually with the coaches and work out … Read more

NFL Quarterback Council 2022 – Ranking the top 10 QBs in arm strength, accuracy, decision-making, rushing ability, more

The modern NFL quarterback has to be talented in so many different skills, from reading the field to finding open receivers to airing out deep shots to being able to pick up important first downs on the ground when needed. How do the top signal-callers compare in each skill area, though? How do the NFL’s … Read more

Jacoby Brissett looks to ‘prove every day’ he’s right QB to replace Deshaun Watson for Cleveland Browns

BEREA, Ohio — After losing quarterback Deshaun Watson to an 11-game suspension, the Cleveland Browns continue to insist that they are “comfortable” and “confident” in Jacoby Brissett as their starter while Watson is out. Brissett responded that he’s “excited” to have the opportunity to start again. And one, he doesn’t “take lightly.” “I’ve got to … Read more

Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games; What now for the Cleveland Browns at quarterback?

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns already have made two of the NFL’s biggest quarterback trades this offseason. 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 … Read more

Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5M after settlement between NFL, NFLPA

The NFL and the NFL Players Association on Thursday reached a settlement in the Deshaun Watson disciplinary matter, agreeing that the Cleveland Browns quarterback will serve an 11-game suspension after he was accused by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct during massage sessions, a league source told ESPN. Watson will also pay a … Read more

Cleveland Browns’ Deshaun Watson, in interview, apologizes to ‘all of the women that I have impacted in this situation’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, for the first time, publicly apologized to the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct during massage sessions in an interview Friday. “I want to say that I’m truly sorry to all of the women that I have impacted in this situation,” Watson said during an … Read more

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says evidence calls for at least full-year suspension for Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league seeks a tougher penalty for Deshaun Watson because the quarterback’s actions were “egregious” and “predatory behavior.” Last week, the NFL formally appealed Watson’s six-game suspension, which was handed down by the NFL’s disciplinary officer Sue. L Robinson earlier this month. At a league meeting … Read more

Cleveland Browns sticking with QB prep plan despite NFL’s appeal of Deshaun Watson’s 6-game suspension

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Friday that the team is waiting to see what happens with the NFL’s appeal of Deshaun Watson‘s six-game suspension before altering its plans at quarterback in practice. To this point in training camp, Watson has gotten the overwhelming majority of the snaps with the first-team offense; … Read more