Browns Get Further Clarity on Deshaun Watson Situation Amid Drama

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Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns.

The Cleveland Browns are still awaiting a decision on a potentially lengthy suspension for Deshuan Watson, but the quarterback coming to a settlement with the NFL is still in the cards.

Both sides have been posturing as Peter Harvey reviews the NFL’s appeal of Watson’s six-game ban, which was handed down by Sue Robinson earlier this month. The league has been clear they’re aiming to suspend Watson for the full season with a hefty fine.

“We’ve seen the evidence, she was very clear about the evidence, she reinforced the evidence,” commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There were multiple violations that were egregious and it was predatory behavior. Those are things that we always felt were important for us to address in a way that’s responsible.”

Watson’s side has said — through Associated Press sources — that they’d be willing to accept an eight-game suspension with a $5 million fine.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk teased on Friday that a settlement could be in the works between Watson and the NFL, which would eliminate the need for a decision from Harvey.

“Settlement of the Deshaun Watson situation is not out of the question, I’m told. Stay tuned,” Florio tweeted.