The NFL World Is Having Quite The Reaction To Deshaun Watson Settling With 20/24 Accusers

NFL World Reacts To Deshaun Watson Settling With 20/24 Accusers

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  • Deshaun Watson has reached a settlement with 20 of the 24 women suing him.
  • The news comes as the NFL continues its investigation into the Cleveland Browns QB.
  • The league has yet to announce whether or not it will be punishing Watson for the alleged incidents.

On Tuesday morning, it was reported that embattled Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached confidential settlements with 20 of the 24 women who are suing him for sexual misconduct. Given the undisclosed nature of the settlement, monetary figures have not been made public. The settlements come just a few weeks after the 23rd and 24th lawsuits against Watson were brought on by new accusers.

NFL world reacts to Deshaun Watson settling with 20 of his 24 accusers

Watson, of course, sat out the entire 2021 season due to the allegations and was traded from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns as a result of the controversy surrounding him.

Tony Buzbee, the lawyer representing some of the women suing Watson, released the following statement:

“Ashley Solis [the first woman to sue Watson] is one of the heroes of this story. Her case has not settled and thus her story and that of the other three brave women will continue. I look forward to trying these cases in due course, consistent with other docket obligations and the court’s schedule,” the statement reads in part.

The consensus in the NFL community seems to be that Watson’s settlements won’t have any impact on the NFL’s possible suspension of the 26-year-old signal-caller. With training camps set to begin in July, the league will likely announce its decision before then.

Watson’s future also impacts the future of Baker Mayfield, who remains in virtual NFL purgatory as the Browns await the NFL’s decision regarding their new quarterback.

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