Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns quarterback will be suspended
for 11 games and fined $5 million for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy.
The NFL and the NFLPA reached a settlement on Thursday.
Watson is suspended and fined $5 million following his settlement with the league.
Watson is eligible to play against the Houston Texans in Week 13, his former team.
Watson will first be allowed to work out at the
Browns' facility on Oct. 10 and resume practicing on Nov. 14.
Roger Goodell said, "… as part of this settlement …
Deshaun must do hard work on himself.
This settlement requires compliance with the treatment plan and a significant fine.
We are grateful to Judge Robinson and Peter Harvey for the help in reaching this conclusion."
The league announced Thursday that the NFL and the Browns will each
contribute $1 million to create a fund in an effort to prevent sexual misconduct.
The NFL has announced a dialogue fund that will support non-profit organizations, such as sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.