Cleveland Browns basic supervisor Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski insisted on a number of events in March they had been comfy with the membership’s controversial commerce for star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who continues to face 22 civil lawsuits relating to allegations of sexual misconduct.
Watson has repeatedly maintained his innocence, and two grand juries elected towards pursuing felony prices towards him. However, two of the ladies suing him had been featured on the most recent version of HBO’s “Actual Sports activities with Bryant Gumbel” that aired Tuesday evening. Per Josh Alper of Professional Soccer Discuss, Stefanski admitted on Wednesday that he didn’t watch the HBO program.
“I examine it,” Stefanski remarked. “We did a number of work on that. As we’ve talked about, we’ve performed a number of work on Deshaun the individual. There’s authorized proceedings ongoing, there’s an investigation ongoing so I received’t remark a lot additional than that. We perceive, with respect to that, it’s one thing we’re going to be coping with as these proceedings go on.”
As PFT’s Mike Florio famous, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell instructed reporters Tuesday that the league is “nearing the top of the investigative interval” that ought to decide if Watson did something to earn a suspension that presumably can be introduced earlier than the beginning of the upcoming season.
The Browns have journeyman Jacoby Brissett making ready to start if Watson is made unavailable to play for any portion of the marketing campaign, however in addition they have but to discover a commerce companion keen to accept former starter Baker Mayfield and the $18.858 million of totally assured wage he is owed for 2022.