Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended for 6 games over allegations on sexual misconduct

Deshaun Watson is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL)

NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson has ordered Deshaun Watson to be suspended without pay for six games, the league confirmed to NPR on Monday

In March 2022, Deshaun Watson signed a new, fully guaranteed, five-year, $230 million deal with Cleveland Browns, making it the largest contract and most guaranteed money in NFL history

The suspension as punishment comes after 24 women accused Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct

The six-game suspension is "the most significant punishment ever imposed on an NFL player for allegations of non-violent sexual conduct," NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson said in her decision

Sue L. Robinson found Deshaun Watson responsible for "multiple violations of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed NPR via email

The accusations against Deshaun Watson were made mainly by 60 massage therapists with whom he worked within 15-month period, from late 2019 through 2021

The NFL confirmed "reviewing Judge Robinson's imposition of a six-game suspension and will make a determination on next steps."

Mr.Deshaun Watson has the right to appeal the decision within three days, through the NFL Players Association

The Cleveland Browns and their fans are impatiently waiting to see what happens to Deshaun Watson