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August 19, 2022
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The quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Deshaun Watson, has been given an 11-game suspension by the National Football League.
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Despite allegations of se*ual misconduct and violence leveled against him by twenty-four different women, a settlement was reached in which he was fined $5 million.
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It was first ruled by a disciplinary officer that he would be suspended for six games, but the NFL later overturned that decision.
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despite the fact that League Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that he attempted to have Watson banned for a minimum of one year.
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The NFL and the NFL Players Association, which is the union that represents the players, came to an agreement on Watson's punishment on Thursday.
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A 2018 version of the NFL's personal conduct policy says that employees can't do things that "harm the integrity of and public confidence in the NFL" or that are "illegal, violent, dangerous, or irresponsible."
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It applies to team owners, coaches, players, and other people who work for the team, as well as game officials and people who work for NFL Films, NFL Network, or any other NFL business.
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The league can punish employees even if they haven't been found guilty of a crime or questioned by the police.
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The officer then gathers evidence and decides what to do. The NFL has 10 days before the hearing to advise the officer, the player, and the players union of any suggested punishment.
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