Deshaun Watson suspended for 11 games for sexual misconduct 

Derrick Deshaun Watson is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. 

Deshaun Watson was born on 14 September, 1995 in Gainesville, Georgia, United States. 

Deshaun Watson attended Gainesville High School from the fall of 2010 and played for Red Elephants school’s football team. 

During the high school career, Watson set numerous state records. He winning a state championship and earning accolades such as Junior All-American, 2014 player. 

Deshaun Watson played college football at Clemson, where he led the team to a national championship in 2016. 

Deshaun Watson was selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. 

Beginning in 2021, Watson has been sued by more than two dozen female massage therapists accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. As a result lawsuits kept Watson out for the entire 2021 season. 

In March 2022, Watson signed a five year contract worth $230 million, one of the most expensive contracts in NFL history. 

NFL Players Association have agreed to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for 11 regular season games without pay and fine him $5 million after he was accused of sexual misconduct. 

24 civil lawsuits were filed against Watson, out of which 23 have been settled confidentially. 

Deshaun Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy in private meetings with massage therapists while he was with the Houston Texans. 

A three time Pro Bowler, Deshaun Watson did not play last season with the Texans because of a trade demand as well as the investigations into these allegations. 

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