The National Football League has suspended Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshan Watson for 11 games.
what's more, fined him $5 million in a settlement, in the midst of allegations of sexual wrongdoing and attack against him from two dozen ladies.
A disciplinary authority at first chose to suspend him for six games.
However, it was subsequently pursued by the NFL, with association chief Roger Goodell saying they looked to suspend Watson for essentially a year.
Watson insisted on Thursday that he was innocent and that he had never sexually abused or insulted anyone.
The association is liable for laying out an obligation to prove any claims that the player disregarded the Personal Conduct Policy.
While the investigation is ongoing, the player accused of a violation may continue to play.
or be placed on the commissioner's exempt list, which functions as paid leave.