CLEVELAND — After weeks of speculation, we finally know the punishment for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Former U.S. District Court Judge Sue L. Robinson issued her ruling on Monday, suspending Watson for six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Watson will not be fined as a part of his punishment. All massages he receives now must come from his team's massage therapists.
The punishment comes after Watson was accused of of sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault, during his time with the Houston Texans. In total, 25 women -- primarily massage therapists in the Houston area -- filed lawsuits against the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, who has since reached settlements on 23 of those 24 civil suits, with a 25th suit having been dropped.
First, here is a statement put out by Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam on the team's social media accounts following Robinson's decision:
Here is a look at how national and local media members are reacting to the suspension:
Here's a sampling of fan reaction:
3News' Ben Axelrod contributed to this story
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