Deshaun Watson is finding himself in more trouble as the second passes. Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing the plaintiffs has hinted at the fact that two more victims have decided to come forward bringing the total count to 26, and that more could follow.
The NFL started it’s own investigation into the matter and argued that the Cleveland Browns QB deserves a ‘significant’ suspension for his horrendous actions. There are rumors that the league might suspend Watson for an entire calendar year. But there is a clause as per the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) that prohibits them from doing so.
Deshaun Watson hasn’t been active in the league since March 2021
On The Rich Eisen Show, the host talked about Deshaun Watson and his future in the league and commented on whether or not he might get suspended. He said NFL Insider Mark Maske got a tip from the player’s association: “We’re actually gonna take the stance that Watson shouldn’t have that significant suspension because certain owners of the NFL were involved in salacious matter and they didn’t get that suspension handed to them.”
This points to Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder. Former cheerleader and marketing manager Tiffani Johnston for the Washington Commanders alleged that Snyder invited her to a networking event and forced himself on her. There were five other cheerleaders who made allegations against the Commanders for their hostile work environment. The Commanders were fined for maintaining a “toxic workplace environment.” And recent reports have confirmed that Synder has failed to appear before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform for his hearing on June 21.
Additionally, it was uncovered that the Dallas Cowboys settled with their former cheerleaders for $2.4 million when they filed a lawsuit against the team’s senior executive for trying to record them while undressing on his phone. The league is filled with billionaire owners having their way with harassing women. So, the NFL Player Association (NFLPA) is against Deshaun Watson being suspended for the charges against him that haven’t been found true as of this movement.
NFLPA believes the league should first hold the owners accountable for their atrocities. There shouldn’t be two sets of rules that differ for owners and players. If Watson is to be punished, the owners must be punished as well. Let’s see how Roger Goodell handles this situation which has become a global topic of discussion.