On June 21, it was announced that Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached a confidential settlement with all but four of the 24 women who filed a lawsuit against him and accused him of sexual misconduct.
The settlements end the women’s litigation against him nearly 15 months after the first one was filed in March 2021.
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Attorney Tony Buzbee said in a statement that the terms and amounts of the settlements are confidential, and they won’t comment further on the settlements or the cases.
One of the cases that did not settle is the first pontiff who sued Watson, Ashley Solis. Buzbee said that he looks forward to trying her case and the others that remain active.
Though most of Watson’s cases were dismissed, there is still a question of how that might affect the NFL’s decision to suspend him. In a recent report from the New York Post, the NFL planned to argue that Watson deserved a significant suspension that could last for one full season.
The NFL would have liked to have completed the process by the start of training camp in late July, but with this news, things may change.