Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson has been suspended on account of violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Watson returned to the Browns training facility on Monday.
While Watson is still serving an 11-game suspension, he can now participate in team meetings, meet individually with the coaches and work out at the team’s facility. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski spoke to ESPN about Watson’s situation.
We’ll work through what we’re allowed to do with him for the foreseeable future. He’s in the meeting rooms with our guys. … which is great for him and for us to have him back with his teammates.
Watson had been banned from having contact with the Browns coaches or entering the Browns practice facility since August 30th, and had been working with his personal quarterback coach, Quincy Avery instead.
Now, Brown is prohibited from practicing with the rest of the team until November 14th, and won’t be eligible to play until December 14th, when the Browns will face the Houston Texans.
Throughout his suspension, and proceedings related to it, Watson has maintained his innocence, claiming that nobody is interested in hearing his side of things. However, over the summer, Watson agreed to settle 23 of the 24 civil lawsuits against him.
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