Women’s group slams Deshaun Watson’s decision as ‘unacceptable, insulting and dangerous’

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The six-game suspension granted to Deshaun Watson Monday was torn by the National Organization for Women (NOW) hours after the decision was announced.

Former federal judge Sue L. Robinson made her decision and lifted the stay on Cleveland Browns quarterback. The NFL has three days to appeal the decision. Watson has faced two dozen civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault. I settled 23. He also avoided criminal charges by two grand juries in Texas.

NOW called the decision “unacceptable, insulting and dangerous – but not surprising”.

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Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on July 27, 2022 in Berea, Ohio.

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on July 27, 2022 in Berea, Ohio.
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“The NFL and the multi-billion dollar sports industry have a vested interest in enabling sexual misconduct, assault and violence,” the women’s group said in a press release. “They even wrote it into Deshaun Watson’s $230 million contract!

“The Browns knew their star rookie would be suspended for at least part of this year’s season due to his sexual offense record, so they restructured his contract to make the majority of his $46 million payout dollars the first year a signing bonus, ‘not tied to him playing current games.”

The organization called on the NFL to “change its business model” moving forward.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, center, participates in drills during the NFL football team's training camp on Monday, Aug. 28.  1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, center, participates in drills during the NFL football team’s training camp on Monday, Aug. 28. 1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
(AP Photo/Nick Cammett)

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“Deshaun Watson must not be allowed to profit from his horrendous behavior, and the NFL must change its business model that enables, enables and hides sexual misconduct to one that respects women and holds abusers accountable,” the NFL said. band.

“Shame on the Cleveland Browns for rewarding Deshaun Watson and shame on the NFL for perpetuating a system where money talks and women aren’t heard.”

If the NFL decides to appeal, Watson could return in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson prepares to throw a pass during the NFL football team's training camp on Monday, August 28.  1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson prepares to throw a pass during the NFL football team’s training camp on Monday, August 28. 1, 2022, in Berea, Ohio.
(AP Photo/Nick Cammett)

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The game would be set for October. 23 in Baltimore. This is the same month as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.