Deshaun Watson's Six-Game Suspension Has Been Called Unacceptable By The National Organization Of Women

Deshaun Watson's Six-Game Suspension Has Been Called Unacceptable By The National Organization Of Wo ...

Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns was suspended for six games after more than 20 women accused the NFL player of being sexually inappropriate to them. The decision was made earlier this morning after it was discovered that the 26-year-old quarterback had violated the league's personal conduct guidelines.

The National Organization of Women, which campaigns for gender equality and constitutional equality, has responded to Watson's six-year suspension, calling it unacceptable, insulting, and dangerous. The group, which also campaigns for gender equality and constitutional equality, also criticizes the Browns for awarding Watson a multi-million dollar contract despite facing over 20 lawsuits.

They restructured his contract, making the majority of his $46 million first-year salary a signing bonus, rather than a participation in actual games.

Shame on the Cleveland Browns for gratifying Deshaun Watson, and shame on the NFL for perpetuating a system in which money speaks and women aren't heard.

Deshaun Watson must not be permitted to profit from his horrific actions, and the NFL must transform its business model that allows, permits, and conceals sexual misconduct into one that respects women and holds abusers accountable.

Deshaun Watson has settled 23 of the 24 lawsuits against him as of Sunday. Its also worth noting that the NFL did not officially award the suspension; instead, it was handed down by former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson. This is another example of women being unheard.

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