Deshaun Watson suspends ‘kiss on the cheek’, says women’s lawyer in civil lawsuit

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Tony Buzbee, the lawyer representing the women who accused Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct, harshly criticized the six-game suspension it was returned earlier this week.

Twenty-four women filed lawsuits against the Browns quarterbackand former federal judge Sue L. Robinson gave Watson what Buzbee says was an extremely light sentence.

“Six games isn’t even a pat on the wrist. It’s a kiss on the cheek,” Buzbee told reporters at a Thursday news conference. through athletics.

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Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns looks on during off-season practice at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus, June 1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.

Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns looks on during off-season practice at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus, June 1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
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Buzbee also told reporters that despite having two dozen women in the forefront, the NFL has only spoken with 10. Of those 10, only four cases were presented by the league at Watson’s hearing.

“It really makes you want to scratch your head and wonder what’s going on,” buzzbee said.

Buzbee said he offered more of his clients to the NFL, but they refused — they also withheld affidavits from several of the accusers.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks on during training camp at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus, July 28, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks on during training camp at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus, July 28, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
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Despite Buzbee’s criticism of the NFL, the league has appealed the suspensionas they hope for a suspension of at least an entire season.

However, Buzbee criticizes what the real end result will be.

“We are here today with a message for the NFL”, I said. “That message is simple and hopefully clear: Every victim of sexual assault is watching Roger Goodell and the NFL right now. And this idea that Mr. Goodell is going to turn it over to someone independent, we don’t ‘let’s not buy.’

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field during team activities held at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus, May 25, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field during team activities held at the CrossCountry Mortgage Campus, May 25, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
(Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

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Watson was not criminally charged but made civil settlements with all but one of the women.