11-game suspension for Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson begins Tuesday
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Deshaun Watson’s suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy officially takes effect on Tuesday.
During the suspension, the Cleveland Browns quarterback will be barred from playing in the team’s first 11 games.
Watson will be prohibited from returning to the team’s facilities until Oct. 10. He could be reinstated in time to return to play on Dec. 4 when the Cleveland Browns face his former team, the Houston Texans.
- Aug. 30: 11-game suspension takes effect
- Oct. 10: Allowed to return to team facilities
- Nov. 18: Permitted to begin practicing again with team
- Dec. 4: Eligible to return for first game
The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback settled 23 of the 24 lawsuits filed against him alleging sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions, but the 26-year-old has denied any wrongdoings throughout the criminal and civil processes.
Two grand juries in Texas declined to indict Watson on any criminal wrongdoings.
Watson hasn’t played since week 17 of the 2020-21 season.
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