deshaun watson
BEREA, OH - JULY 30: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on July 30, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns Quarterback Deshaun Watson Suspended For 6 Games (And Twitter Is Keeping Score)

The Cleveland Browns are bringing the smackdown on quarterback Deshaun Watson. An independent disciplinary officer has suspended the NFL star for six games due to lawsuits by 24 women accusing him of sexual misconduct. The alleged misconduct reportedly took place during massage sessions.

A retired judge named Sue L. Robinson was the one who made the decision on Monday according to an anonymous source cited by USA TODAY Sports. But the NFL is allowed to appeal the decision if it so chooses, thanks to a collective bargaining agreement. Watson, who has $230 million guaranteed to him, will lose approximately $345,000 total for the games he will miss. (In other words, peanuts.)

The pro ball player has been mired in controversy for over a year now as lawsuits have piled up against him. Why he’s still playing given his troubled life off the field is a mystery to anyone who stands with women in the #metoo movement. Like, really? They couldn’t find any equivalently qualified football player who can keep it in his pants?

“Every time the NFL has a chance to stand for women, it fails. Spectacularly,” wrote Nancy Armour of USA TODAY regarding the “laughably light” suspension.

As it stands, Watson can partake in practices and games during the preseason, and after his suspension, will be able to rejoin the Browns sometime around week 4.

In contrast, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley was suspended a whole season for gambling $1,500 on NFL parlays.

Twitter was quick to notice the discrepancy between the two players.

And don’t even get us started on the consequences Colin Kaepernick suffered for (gasp!) kneeling during the National Anthem.

NFL, get your priorities straight, or you won’t have any viewers left to watch these meatheads destroy each other on the field (or self-destruct off the field).

Cover Photo: Nick Cammett / Stringer (Getty Images)