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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Sources confirm to the FOX 8 I-Team that a decision is expected Monday on whether or not Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will be suspended.
It’s been a month since Watson’s disciplinary hearing was held in front of the hearing officer, former Federal Judge Sue. L. Robinson.
Robinson is expected to decide if Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy and if he did, should he be suspended.
Watson and the NFL Players Association released a joint statement Sunday night that read in part: “Regardless of [Robinson’s] decision, Deshaun and the NFLPA will stand by her ruling and we call on the NFL to do the same.” They said they have cooperated with the inquiry and that the process has been legitimate.
Once the decision is announced, both sides can decide if they want to appeal her decision.
Twenty-four women sued Watson claiming sexual misconduct during massage sessions. Watson settled 20 of the 24 lawsuits last month. Details of the settlements are confidential.
About half of the women, who have filed lawsuits, spoke to league investigators. Watson also spent several days talking to NFL investigators.
Watson and his attorneys have said he cooperated fully with investigators. Watson has maintained the allegations made against him were false.
He faces no criminal charges.
Ten women filed criminal reports against him. Nine of the cases were presented to a Harris County Grand Jury. One case was presented to a grand jury in Brazoria County. Both grand juries declined to indict Watson on any criminal charges.