Deshaun Watson Reportedly Might Be Suspended For Only Two Games

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson might not be facing much punishment at all.

The dual-threat quarterback has faced dozens of sexual misconduct allegations, and the NFL is in the process of deciding what kind of suspension he might get.

Well, fans expecting him to get hit with a massive punishment might be in for a big disappointment.

CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 16: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during the Cleveland Browns mandatory minicamp at FirstEnergy Stadium on June 16, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

ProFootballTalk reported Watson might be suspended for as little as two games. The same report indicates he might be facing a ceiling of an eight game suspension.

That’s a far cry from earlier reports that he might be suspended indefinitely.

CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 16: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during the Cleveland Browns mandatory minicamp at FirstEnergy Stadium on June 16, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

What the NFL decides to do with Watson is arguably the biggest storyline in the sport at the moment. Again, there were whispers he might be suspended for a minimum of a season.

Now, it’s been reported the former Texans star might get two games. Two whole games after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct!

Remember when Tom Brady got suspended for allegedly deflating balls? Pretty hard to square the logic that goes into how the NFL hands out punishments.

 

Deshaun Watson faces a possible suspension after allegations of sexual misconduct. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

If Watson only gets a handful of games, the Browns will have avoided a potential disaster situation. The team is more than talented enough to bounce back quickly if there are struggles without him.

Outside of what you think of Watson, the man can play quarterback. He’s a star.

 

BEREA, OH – JUNE 14: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during the Cleveland Browns mandatory minicamp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on June 14, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

Make sure to keep checking back for the latest updates on Watson’s case as we have them at Outkick.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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  1. Didn’t he win 4 games the last season he played? Same as the Texans won last year. So he was worth no more wins than Davis Mills?

    Also, could you imagine if this was Josh Allen or Baker who had these allegations. They would be suspended for years, if not life. Talk about privileged.

  2. This backbencher bum won 4 games last time out never won a thing yet they act like this bum is the second coming and now he is with the browns the ultimate losing franchise throw the bum out but it is the national felon league not for nuthin a real pathetic POS

  3. On a positive note, 284 new ‘Massage Therapist’ shops have opened in downtown Cleveland, so the economy there should be picking up, especially if Deshaun is suspended for 1/2 the year. And there were also 19 new law firms that moved in….looks like a win win for Cleveland.

  4. This is not going to be a popular opinion, but let’s keep in mind that Watson didn’t even play at all in 2021. That was essentially a 17-game suspension without calling it a suspension as Watson was declared inactive for every single game last season, as I recall.

    It’s not that much different from a “credit for time served” sentence that most criminal defendants, regardless of skin color, get in courts across the country every day while sitting in jail to await trial.

    So, basically, even if it’s an eight game suspension for 2022, at most, Watson has essentially served a 25-game suspension dating back to last season. If that’s the thinking within Park Avenue, so be it. If that’s what the NFL and Watson’s team are negotiating to move on from this scandal, so be it.

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