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Browns' Deshaun Watson Suspended 11 Games, Fined $5 Million

Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to a game in Jacksonville, Florida on Aug. 12, 2022.
Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to a game in Jacksonville, Florida on Aug. 12, 2022.Photographer: Mike Carlson/Getty Images
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Berea, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve an 11-game unpaid suspension, pay a $5 million fine and undergo professional evaluation and treatment as part of a settlement with the NFL following accusations of sexual misconduct by two dozen women.

The league had sought to ban Watson for at least one year for violating its personal conduct policy. He was accused of sexually harassing and coercing the women during massage therapy sessions while he was with the Houston Texans.